Saturday, August 6, 2011

Soft Pretzels

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2 ¼ tsp yeast
1 ¼ cups warm water
Pinch of sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tbsp baking soda
Course salt (optional)
2 tbsp butter, melted (optional)


In small bowl combine yeast & warm water w/a pinch of sugar
Let stand for about 5 min while you prepare next step
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, 1 cup flour, and yeast mixture. (when it's ready)
Then stir in enough flour to make a soft dough
Turn dough onto a well floured surface and knead for about 3 min
Cover and let rest for 20 min
Cut dough into 12 pieces
Roll each piece into a 12-15 inch rope and shape into a pretzel
In shallow bowl mix 1 tbsp baking soda w/1 cup water
Dip each finished pretzel in water quickly, shaking off excess
Place on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle w/salt if desired
Bake at 425 degrees for 6 min or till golden brown
Brush melted butter on top or serve w/your favorite dip

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

1 ½ cups mayonnaise
¼ cup Dijon mustard
½ cup honey


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

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