Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Delicious Pretzel Bread Recipe- Enjoy!


This is the recipe that is a contest contender currently on thriftyfun.com Please check it out and vote :)


A soft and chewy bread perfect for sandwiches or treats

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 quarts boiling water
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • salt to taste

Directions:

Add yeast, water, milk, brown sugar, and butter together in a large bowl. Whisk ingredients until combined. Set aside to rest 10 minutes, until frothy. Mix in kosher salt and 2 1/2 cups of flour. As more as needed until desired dough consistency is reached. Dough should be tacky, yet firm. Cover bread with a warm damp towel in bowl for 30 minutes.
Knead dough by hand or machine for 5-10 minutes until dough is shiny and elastic. Place dough back in bowl and recover with warm damp towel for 1 hour.
Your dough should now look like this:

Pre-heat over to 400 degrees F. Bring 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil and slowly add baking soda. (make sure to add in slowly as dumping it all in at once will cause a volcano-like effect that results in lots of clean up...Sadly I have done this more than once, lol)

Remove dough from bowl and punch down. divide into two loaves (or one big one) and shape as wanted. Lower them into the water solution and boil on each side for 15 seconds. Do not leave the loaves longer than 30 seconds total in the solution. Carefully drain off excess water from loaves and place on oiled baking sheet. using a sharp knife cut a giant "X" into each loaf and sprinkle with salt according to taste.
Bake at 400 degrees for 22 minutes, turning pan baking sheet once half way through baking to ensure even baking. Once removed, immediately brush with melted butter to ensure a soft crust. In no time, viola, bakery perfect bread.


Servings:12
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
22 Minutes Cooking Time

19 comments:

  1. Following from the hop and wanted to invite you to my Wordless Wednesdays hop. I leave it open until Sunday midnight just so no one gets left behind. Have a blessed week! http://hisperfectpromises.blogspot.com/

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  2. Following back. Thank you for stopping by and following. The Pretzel bread recipe looks so yummy. :)

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  3. Yum! My sons are big on sandwiches and love homemade breads and rolls. This looks tasty!

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  4. Oh, that looks delicious and really interesting to make!

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  5. Yum, I wish I was eatting this instead of what I'm having for breakfast right now! Soft and chewy just sounds great!

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  6. Oh my! This looks absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to make it. Thanks!

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  7. Hi! That looks yummy! I'm a new follower from the Thursday hop! Have a great day and happy hopping!

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  8. Hello! I'm here on the Cup of Joe blog hop. I'm following you and hope you will follow me too.

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  9. Hello, it's nice hopping here. I am your new follower from the hop. Please follow me back at Kids e-Connection. Thank you!

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  10. That bread looks DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing - I've already bookmarked it and can't wait to try when I get home from school in a month!

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  11. Hello there, hopping by and following. I would be grateful if you follow me back at Obstacles & Glories, thanks!

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  12. Hop'pin by from 'Cup of Joe Blog Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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  13. This looks WONDERFUL!! Definitely vote worthy!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up!

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  14. I'm your newest follower!! :)
    That pretzel bread looks amazing!
    ~cheryl

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  15. You had me at pretzel bread! New follower from the hop

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  16. This looks...a-mazing. I love your blog! The book hiding spot, the recipes, so great! Following you back. :O)

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  17. Thanks so much for linking up to our Super Stalker Sunday! We hope to see you back next week! I am following you on GFC! Have a wonderful week!

    April @ Mama on a Green Mission
    http://greenmissionmama.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my! How did you know about my weakness for fresh from the oven bread? It looks delicious! I'll definitely have to try this one out.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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