Updated: Oct 4, 2020
When we think of October, a lot of different things come to mind. Pumpkins, Halloween, Fall, and so much more. What I think of is Octoberfest, event though the actual Octoberfest celebration happens in late September. This week for Snack Time with Films in Black and White, we are making pretzels, in honor of Octoberfest. So pour yourself a big mug of your favorite malty beverage, grab a pretzel, and enjoy the latest episode of Films in Black and White, available here.
What You'll Need
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 package active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups flour
2 ounces butter melted
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
2 large egg yokes mixed with 1 tablespoon water
In a standing mixer bowl, mix your salt, sugar, and warm water. Then add your yeast. Let yeast soak for about 5-7 minutes.
Attach a dough hook to your stand mixer, and add the flour and butter. On a low setting allow the dough to come together until it no longer sticks to the bowl.
Place the dough on greased piece of cling wrap, and wash/dry the bowl. Then grease the bowl using vegetable oil. Place dough in bowl and cover with cling wrap. Let sit until the dough has doubled in size.
Pre-heat your oven to 450. take the dough out of the bowl and separate it into 8 pieces. Roll the dough into a "U" and cross the end to make a pretzel shape. Place the formed pretzels onto a baking sheet.
Bring your baking soda and water to a boil. Add the pretzels to the boiling water and let boil for about 30-45 seconds. The pretzel will get a soft crust to them.
Make an egg wash using the yokes and tablespoon of water. Brush the pretzles with the wash and sprinkle with salt.
Bake the pretzels for about 15-18 minutes or until the pretzels are golden brown. Move pretzels to a cooling rack, and allow to cool.
Did you try it, let us know what you think in the comments below.