|Not the best photo, we started eating them and then I remembered I wanted a photo.|
I found this recipe on pinterest (it does pay off to spend too much time on that site) from allrecipes.com. They were so easy to make and soooo yummy! It was a perfect Sunday lunch for us and the girls loved making them.
1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp.)
2 TBS brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp sat
1 1/2 cups warm water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
2 TBS. baking soda
5 TBS melted butter
2 TBS coarse kosher salt
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast, brown sugar and salt in a 1 1/2 cups warm water. Stir in flour, and knead dough (on a floured surface) for about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.
Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8" square pan.
After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner. Twist into a pretzel shape and dip into the baking soda solution pan. Place on parchment covered cookie sheets, and let rise for 20 minutes.
All the waiting for it to rise really kills me... I have no patience!
Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Brush (I dipped top surface into a bowl of melted butter) and sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic salt or cinnamon sugar. Also yummy dipped in melted cheese!