Monday, April 12, 2010

Famous Mall Pretzels from ButterYum

Every Monday evening we have Family Home Evening. It is the night that we learn, pray, sing, and play together. We always have a snack or dessert of some sort. Now, this is not to be confused with our Family Fun Night which is on Friday! I just love doing stuff with our family. Sidetracked-sorry. The treat on Monday evening this evening was homemade pretzels. They were great. The recipe can be found on a fellow heavenly cake baker's site (Butteryum).

Dunking the pretzels..a must step to not forget.

The girls creative pretzels designs.

A vision of what all good cooks do while waiting for things to bake..oh no it isn't I am washing dishes!! Thanks Amy for the wonderful pretzel salt!! Seen below in all of its glory.

Famous Mall Pretzels from ButterYum
makes 6

Yeast Mixture:
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast

Yeast mixture from above
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups all purpose flour

Baking Soda Solution:
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tablespoons baking soda

Salt Topping:
2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Kosher salt to taste

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
2-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
pinch of salt
cinnamon sugar to taste

Make the yeast mixture by sprinkling the yeast over the water; stir to dissolve. Add the brown sugar and salt; stir to dissolve. Add flour; knead until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 1/2 hour.

While the dough is rising, prepare the baking soda solution by combining the warm water and baking soda; stir to combine. Be sure to stir frequently during the next step.

After the dough has risen, divide into 6 equal portions. Roll each into a long rope about 1/2 inch thick. Shape into pretzels. Dip into the baking soda solution and place on baking sheet to allow for a 2nd rise. Preheat oven to 450F.

After pretzels have doubled in size, bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter and either sprinkle with salt or cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!


ButterYum said...

Oh wow, Yay!! I'm so glad you guys look like you had a wonderful time making these. :)

I'm so glad you liked them. Thanks for linking back to my poor little recently neglected blog. I've been buried under a mountain of work and haven't had time to upload a thing!

Anyway, you put a big smile on my face tonight!

Happy Family Home Evening!!!!!

PS - Great job girls!!!!!!

Amy said...

Oh delicious...I think I'll be making these again tonight. Did you dip them in anything? nutella? cream cheese frosting?

HanaĆ¢ said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Love the smiley face pretzel :o)