So today is pretty special (and not just because it’s Friday).
It’s PRETZEL DAY!
To me, pretzels really mean…soft pretzels. Yum…
A few years ago, I took a one-day German cooking class with a girlfriend of mine. We learned to make all sorts of German foods, most of which I forget now. The one thing that eclipsed them all was learning how to make soft pretzels. You see, I’m not an accomplished yeast baker, and I usually stay away from those kinds of recipes. But with a little coaching on how long to knead the dough (and eventually getting a Cuisinart stand mixer with a dough hook), this is now a recipe I make regularly. Even my next-door neighbor (a VERY accomplished baker of all sorts of yeasty things) absolutely adores these pretzels.
So in honor of PRETZEL DAY, here’s my fave soft pretzel recipe. Enjoy!
Tip: I leave the dough to rise a bit longer than this, for a fluffier pretzel. Maybe an hour and fifteen minutes.
What’s your favorite recipe you like to make regularly? I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time,
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