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One of the best things about Christmas and the New Year is all of the snacking. Whether you are planning on hosting a big party, or if you are just going to stay on your sofa binging on Christmas movies, you really can’t go wrong with some homemade comfort food. The better the snacks that you create, the more people you will be able to entice around to your home to visit you. I have a friend that makes the best lemon bars ever. I will drive 20 minutes just to have one!
And since it is the season to share, when baking you really should make double-sized portions at least, because it would be rude not to. Right? I mean, I need those delicious treats you’ll be cooking. LOL One of the best savory snacks that you may want to enjoy is the pretzel. Pretzels really don’t take too long to make at all with most of the time being spent in proving the dough. With a soft but chewy crust, a fluffy interior and a gorgeous salty taste throughout, pretzels can be the perfect comfort food to snack on. With many of the ingredients being standards that you will probably already have.
Here is a quick and easy way to make Pretzels
What You Will Need
With many of the ingredients being staple items that you probably already have in your pantry, you may not need to venture out into the cold to get anything. You will need 360mls of warm water, a pack of dry active yeast, 565g of flour, a tablespoon of sugar, 120g of baking soda, 2 beaten eggs, 3 tablespoons of oil, and you may need to buy pretzel salt.
Preparing Your Dough
Mix up the water, salt, sugar and then add in the yeast. Leave it to settle for five minutes until it starts to foam. Add the flour and two of the teaspoons of oil and keep mixing this until you have created a dough. Then, cover your dough in a bowl for one hour.
Creating Your Pretzels
Preheat your oven to 230 degrees and start to cut your dough into long thin strips. You’ll probably get about eight out of the dough using these measurements. Twist the two ends of each strip to create a pretzel shape. This bit may be the most tricky bit. You may have to look at some pictures to figure out what shape they should take, but whether they come out looking wonky, or as they should, they will still taste amazing.
Boiling Your Pretzels
Put a pan of water on the boil and add in your baking soda. Once this is at a rolling boil you can drop in your pretzels and boil them for thirty seconds on each side.
Baking Your Pretzels
Then, transfer each of your boiled pretzels to a baking sheet and brush with a wash of egg, sprinkle with a good handful of the pretzel salt and then bake in the oven for between ten and fifteen minutes until they are a golden brown color.
You’ll no doubt win over anyone that you give them to so you be sure to make plenty!