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Nothing Is Better Than a Soft, Chewy Soft Pretzel! Now, Try Making Them for Yourself at Home

Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of The Heights at La Salle Apartments in Durham, North Carolina.

Who doesn’t love a good, fresh pretzel? Often found in shopping mall food courts, at carnivals and fairs, or at the movie theater’s concessions booth, soft pretzels are known by many as a perfect snack. Salty and chewy, soft pretzels taste delicious when dipped in butter, mustard, cheese, or another type of sauce. That’s why so many different age groups simply cannot resist a hot, freshly baked soft pretzel. Not to mention, they’re super easy to make in your apartment home’s fully-equipped kitchen, as long as you have active dry yeast and flour on hand. So, what more proof do you need? Give this Homemade Soft Pretzels recipe a spin today!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups water, warm
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons oil, divided
  • ⅔ cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Coarse salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix water, salt, and sugar until combined. Add yeast and let rest 5 minutes until yeast starts to foam.
  2. Add flour and 2 tablespoons of oil and mix thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. Remove the dough and use the remaining oil to cover the bowl.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  6. Cut dough into eight pieces and roll them out into thin ropes, twisting the two ends to form a pretzel shape.
  7. Add baking soda to a large pot of water and bring to a rolling boil. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds per side.
  8. Transfer pretzels to a baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!

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