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Old 11-20-2017, 07:47 PM   #1
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Any really good pretzel recipes?

I made some pretzels today. They weren’t inedible, but they kinda just tasted like salted bread. I could have baked the dough in a loaf pan, and just had, well, bread! Does anyone have a drop-dead recipe for soft pretzels that taste like pretzels? Or suggestions as to why my pretzels came out so bready?

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Old 11-20-2017, 09:18 PM   #2
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The best soft pretzel recipe I had was from Alton Brown. Ill see if I can dig it up.

Its kinda like making bagels. Boil them ( bit in a baking soda solution) for a minute or so. ( thats what really gives it the pretzel taste), and then bake.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:27 PM   #3
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Here's the written recipe, and a video ( of someone who is theoretically following his recipe (not me). Sometimes it helps to get the visual).

I haven't made them in about a year. Its usually something I do after a sow storm, while we are stuck inside. When the kids were younger, I made them, but my pretzel shaping ability was poor, at best, so I just made long ( untwisted ) pretzels and called them snake pretzels. The kids thought they were the greatest ( cooler than regular pretzels) that to this day , at the ages of 20 and 22, they still refer to them as snake pretzels.

I got this from the internet , not my copied version that I may have made a few changes to. If I can find the recipe in my book and there are changes I made, ill post the changes.

https://altonbrown.com/homemade-soft-pretzels-recipe/
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #4
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The best soft pretzel recipe I had was from Alton Brown. Ill see if I can dig it up.

Its kinda like making bagels. Boil them ( bit in a baking soda solution) for a minute or so. ( thats what really gives it the pretzel taste), and then bake.
Hmmm, DH has been asking me to make him soft pretzels ... must try! Snow is coming ... wheeeeeeee!
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I love hot, soft pretzels. Brings back memories of the boardwalk in Wildwood.

I also like Alton Brown, but his recipes are usually way too complicated for me.

The real thing involves lye, I believe. That scares me, just a bit. Not something I want to get wrong.

I'm going to watch this thread. If something good and not too difficult pops up, I may just give it a try.

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Old 11-21-2017, 12:19 AM   #6
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I love hot, soft pretzels. Brings back memories of the boardwalk in Wildwood.

I also like Alton Brown, but his recipes are usually way too complicated for me.

The real thing involves lye, I believe. That scares me, just a bit. Not something I want to get wrong.

I'm going to watch this thread. If something good and not too difficult pops up, I may just give it a try.

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Wildwood you say?
My husband and his family spent every Summer there and that's were we started out our honeymoon as a matter of fact!
What a blast!
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Wildwood you say?
My husband and his family spent every Summer there and that's were we started out our honeymoon as a matter of fact!
What a blast!
If your husband and his family were there in the sixties, they may have passed me and my family on the boardwalk. I loved Wildwood.

So, I assume he, and you, have eaten your share of Salt Water Taffy?

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If your husband and his family were there in the sixties, they may have passed me and my family on the boardwalk. I loved Wildwood.

So, I assume he, and you, have eaten your share of Salt Water Taffy?

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oooohhh! love that stuff! what was the name of that company? UMMMMMM
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I remember the box!
We took a box home to Hawaii to my parents that they were like, yeah ok that's nice... :harumph: that was the last time we brought ANYTHING back from back East for then!
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If your husband and his family were there in the sixties, they may have passed me and my family on the boardwalk. I loved Wildwood.

So, I assume he, and you, have eaten your share of Salt Water Taffy?

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Ummm, we're both a bit older ....
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Here's the written recipe, and a video ( of someone who is theoretically following his recipe (not me). Sometimes it helps to get the visual).

I haven't made them in about a year. Its usually something I do after a sow storm, while we are stuck inside. When the kids were younger, I made them, but my pretzel shaping ability was poor, at best, so I just made long ( untwisted ) pretzels and called them snake pretzels. The kids thought they were the greatest ( cooler than regular pretzels) that to this day , at the ages of 20 and 22, they still refer to them as snake pretzels.

I got this from the internet , not my copied version that I may have made a few changes to. If I can find the recipe in my book and there are changes I made, ill post the changes.

https://altonbrown.com/homemade-soft-pretzels-recipe/
I haven’t watched the video yet, but those look like what I came up with; too puffy and doughy. And my pretzel-forming skills are non-existent. I like the pretzel snake idea. A lot! But aren’t they a bit difficult to boil?
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