I kneaded the dough by hand (since I was visiting my mum when I made the recipe and didn’t have access to a good mixer) but I would recommend using a KitchenAid. Unless of course you’re trying to use the 5 minute knead as your excuse for skipping the gym, then by all means, skip the mixer.
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Yeast should foam before being added to the flour…
doubled in size…
HOMEMADE PRETZELS RECIPE
Yield: 12 pretzels
4 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 c warm water
5 cups flour
1/2 c white sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T olive oil
1/4 c baking soda
2 c hot water
1-2 T butter, melted (optional)
In a small bowl, mix yeast and 1 tsp sugar with warm water. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes until mixture becomes foamy.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Add in oil and mix by hand. Add in yeast mixture and use a mixer to thoroughly mix dough together. Add in an extra 1-2 T water if dough is too dry to work with. Knead for about 5 minutes (7 minutes by hand). Form into a ball and lightly oil ball. Place in large bowl and place a towel over top. Place in a warm area and allow to double in size.
In a medium bowl, mix baking soda and hot water together. Preheat oven to 450F.
Once dough has doubled in size, form into a log shape. Cut into 12 equal pieces, roll out and form each piece into a pretzel. Dip pretzels in the baking soda/water mixture and place on greased baking sheet (6 pretzels per sheet). Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake in oven for 8 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.
*slightly adapted from this recipe
If you enjoyed this pretzel recipe, you may want to check out the Fried Shell Taco Salad recipe…