Breadmaker Pretzels

Breadmaker Pretzels

div style="text-align: center;"div style="text-align: justify;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 19px;"span id="goog1962724470"/spanspan id="goog1962724471"/spanspan id="IngredientSet" style="border-bottom-width: 0px; border-color: initial; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; font: inherit; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"/span/span/span/divul class="ingredient-list"/uldiv style="text-align: justify;"div class="separator" style="clear: both; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;"/divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qRPsTa3orRw/UP2C5strRJI/AAAAAAAADlo/am2wkpICgI0/s1600/m2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qRPsTa3orRw/UP2C5strRJI/AAAAAAAADlo/am2wkpICgI0/s1600/m2.jpg" //a/divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"My weakness knows no end for this one perfectly shaped and salted treat. Usually reserved for Mall sojourns, I really never gave account to whipping up supersized  knots of bread in the confines of my little kitchen. But oh, how misguided I was! Pacing through in an online hunt, I discovered the World Wide Web flush with recipes, how- tos and step- two -three's on making the perfect pretzel or a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretzel"brezel/a, iDanke/i! Weeding through, I found the one that seemed easier than most, with enough clamorings of general comment love. But thingthatcaughtmyattention was the requirement of my oft neglected kitchen accessory, an absurdly tubshaped a href="http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=14564012&utmsource=google&utmmedium=cpc&gclid=CNf5-IrwLQCFZGiPAod5joA3w"Oster breadmaker/a.br /br //divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"Pretzelmaking in itself is not a difficult task, especially when you have hardest work done for you by this remarkable machine. In fact, a soft baked pretzel depends largely on balancing the curve between Perfect Knead and Great Rise. The mechanized coagulation actually does produce smooth elasticity which is so vital for proper pretzel looping. Good dough thus leads to superior bake- holler yes to chewysoft, densesmooth - those be compounds for your inew digestive vocabulary/i.br /br /And so we get to round one. Soft buttery knots of yeasted dough this was precisely NOT. At least in  my maiden adventure. More stretchy than need be and bursting apart at all seams left the dough tasting like chewy bricks and me severely disappointed. So solid were these that their first cut made straight to the waste bin./divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"br //divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"After much pondering and excessive ihair pulling/i, a gentle rebalance was done, a here and there effort, reducing flour by a half cup here, throwing in a tablespoon more sugar and there, faster, imaybe not/i,than speed was my fairly decent and well risen dough. Where trusted breadmachine flour and a better suited breadmaker's yeast turned pretzel making into absolute glee.br /br //divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"The only technique, I should say requiring small amounts of mastery would be the shaping of your pretzel knot. Though none of mine looked the same, the smooth elastic dough enabled myself to successfully wing through and turn the skinny snake forms into loop and tuck frames, almost perfect ia href="http://www.scifinow.co.uk/cinema/27533/what-to-expect-from-thor-2-the-dark-world/"Thor builds/a/i. And when you employ the several hands at home, nothing could be easier and after school snacking will never be the same./divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"br //divdiv style="line-height: 19px;"For those of you waiting for a pretzel making cue, get on it, for this is the one! Maybe even bests out that mall competition. A challenge indeed which no Wetzel or Auntie Anne can hold candle to./divdivdivdiv style="color: purple; line-height: 19px;"br //divdiv style="color: purple; line-height: 19px;"(a href="http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-pretzels-for-bread-machines-45567"Loosely adapted from Food.com- thank you KimmieOH/a!)/divdiv style="color: purple; line-height: 19px;"Ingredients:/div/div/div/divdiv style="text-align: justify;"ullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;" 1 cup warm water/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;"1 tbsp oil/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;"2 ½ cups bread flour/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;"2 tbsp sugar/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;"1 ½ tsp salt/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit;"2¼ tsp active dry yeast ( I used breadmachine yeast)/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"2 qts. water/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"2 tbsp baking soda/span/li/ulspan class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"Glaze Ingredients:/span/spanbr /ullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"1 large egg/span/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"1 tbsp water/span/span/span/li/ulspan class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"Topping variations:/span/spanbr /ullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"coarse pretzel salt/span/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"sesame seeds/span/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"cinnamon sugar/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; font-family: inherit;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"parmesan cheese /span/span/li/uldivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"End Glaze:/span/span/divdivullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333; line-height: 18px;"4 tbsp butter, melted/span/li/ul/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple; line-height: 18px;"Directions:/span/divdivullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Place the ingredients, from water to yeast, into the pan of the breadmaker according to your manual's instructions ( I did it in the same order listed above, liquids to dry, ending with yeast)./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Program the machine to the dough setting. Let it complete its cycle. Take it out and allow to rest 10 minutes./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Turn dough out onto counter. If you want a smooth work surface, flour counter at this point./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Divide into 8- 10 pieces./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Preheat oven to 425° F/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Roll each into an 16-18 inch rope. Shape each rope into a round and then lift each end to cross over and touch opposite side of the circle, tucking the ends underneath the round, sealing with a dab of water. Or twist into any shape you desire./span/span/li/uldivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: purple;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"br //span/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ok-ZPR0JRcs/UP2C5iUwzkI/AAAAAAAADlk/0TMlrtJGpHQ/s1600/p+prep.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ok-ZPR0JRcs/UP2C5iUwzkI/AAAAAAAADlk/0TMlrtJGpHQ/s400/p+prep.jpg" width="266" //a/divullispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Place on parchment lined baking trays and let rise for about 15 minutes./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Combine water and baking soda in a large saucepan and bring to a boil./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"With a slotted spoon lower each pretzel and immerse in this boiling water mixture for about 15 seconds on each side - or when they float to the surface./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Take out from the water bath and return to tray. About 6 per 9X13" tray/span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Beat egg and water together and brush egg glaze onto individual pretzels./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Sprinkle with salt or sesame seeds or just leave plain. /span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Bake for 8- 10 minutes until golden brown, turning sides halfway through./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Brush melted butter onto tops of pretzels. If you plan to add cinnamon sugar, do it here./span/span/lilispan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Allow to rest for 5- 10 minutes, since they are scalding hot (burned mouths heal slow)./span/span/li/uldivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"Don't have a breadmaker? There are no dearth for handmade a href="http://reluctantgourmet.com/recipes/bread-pizza/item/837-soft-pretzels"pretzel recipes/a out there./span/span/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z5cHpRpWvI/UP4kvjjr04I/AAAAAAAADng/B5bBGRlLKU/s1600/bm.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z5cHpRpWvI/UP4kvjjr04I/AAAAAAAADng/B5bBGRlLKU/s400/bm.jpg" width="266" //a/div I wanted to showcase my bulksome beauty, prettied it up with the carnation prop. Looking more like an oversized boat, my flowers took first prize in appearance, see that picture below? Beware though, that beast within is worth due praise.br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7TXZsrhATXw/UP4kwLBIPeI/AAAAAAAADno/tQTbcKxnuWE/s1600/fl.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7TXZsrhATXw/UP4kwLBIPeI/AAAAAAAADno/tQTbcKxnuWE/s400/fl.jpg" width="306" //a/divdivspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #333333;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px;"br //span/span/div/div/div/divdiv style="text-align: center;"div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"My shapes were functionally disfigured. No two looked the same. A non issue since they were gone by the end of daylight./divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eQ0DcddgXBs/UP2C5te2nI/AAAAAAAADlw/qP2MLqzIlic/s1600/p2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eQ0DcddgXBs/UP2C5te2nI/AAAAAAAADlw/qP2MLqzIlic/s1600/p2.jpg" //a/divMustard, cheese sauce or cinnamon sugared. Options on how to chow are endless. That being said, how do you eat your pretzel?br /******br /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #0b5394;"i"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you"/i Psalm 56:3 /spanbr /span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #0b5394;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"br //span/spanspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #0b5394;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;"No anxiety, no worry. Just give me Jesus and all fear be gone./span/spanbr /a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="blank"img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54490/121/D2C98A4ADB473529CAD957AD431C581D.png" style="background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 0px !important; border-color: initial !important; border-left-width: 0px !important; border-right-width: 0px !important; border-top-width: 0px !important;" //a/div

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 ½ cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast ( I used breadmachine yeast)
  • 2 qts. water
  • 2 tbsp baking soda

Directions

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