I love to spoil my family with homemade treats. Today I made one of my favorite snacks… soft pretzels! To make them even better, I paired them with my favorite mustard… Herlocher’s Dipping Mustard! …
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 tbs melted butter
1 1/2 cups tepid water/100-110 °F
1 packet dry yeast
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp salt
1 egg beaten
Mix the tepid water, sugar, salt and yeast together and set aside for 5 minutes so the yeast can activate with the sugar. In a mixer with a dough hook, place the flour and add the activated yeast mixture and 4 Tbs of melted butter.
Mix on low until a dough is formed. Increase your speed for 4 more minutes until dough becomes smooth. Remove dough from bowl and spray inside of the bowl with a non-stick cooking spray. Return the dough and allow to rise for one hour.
Preheat oven tho 450 °F. After the dough rises, cut into 8 or ten equal size pieces. Flatten each piece and then begin to roll into a long log, (about 20 inches in length). Form a pretzel shape.
6-8 cups of water in a pan
1/2 cup baking soda
Bring water and baking soda to a boil and boil each pretzel for about a half a minute. Place on a rack and continue with the next pretzel. Next place the pretzels on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Egg wash each one and sprinkle with pretzel salt or kosher salt.
Bake for 12 minutes. Eat hot with Herlocher’s Dipping Mustard or dip of choice. Comfort all the way!