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Soft Pretzels

Points: 3
Soft Pretzels
You can skip the boiling part on these pretzels, but they will taste more like pizza dough than pretzels. The baking soda is what gives these awesome treats a very "pretzely" flavor.
Total Cook/Prep time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • Other ingredients:
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 scrambled egg (used as egg wash at the end)
  • salt or seeds

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Start boiling the water in a small pot with the baking soda.

Prepare the dough:

Mix the flour and yogurt in a bowl until it forms a ball of dough.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface.

Divide the dough in 4 pieces. I use a dough cutter for this, but a large knife will do. Just cut the dough in half, and then half again to make 4 quarters.

Roll each section of dough into a log of approximately 10 inches long.

Twist each log into a pretzel shape.

Boiling:

One at a time, gently place each pretzel into the water for about 30 - 60 seconds.

Lift them out of the water using a spatula.

Place them onto the parchment lined baking sheet.

Note: if the twists opened during boiling, you can adjust them on the baking sheet.

Sprinkle with salt or seeds.

Bake:

Bake them for approximately 25 minutes, or until the pretzels are golden brown. I go more by the color than the cooking time.

Optional: Brush them with egg wash after baking to make them shiny.

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