Whole Wheat Soft PretzelsSubmitted by: BANANAFISH711
IntroductionDelicious, warm and wholesome! Delicious, warm and wholesome!
For the dough:
2 cups warm water
1 tbsp active dry yeast
2 tsp. palm sugar
1 tbsp. honey
3.5-4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. vital wheat gluten
1.5 tsp. kosher salt
For the soak:
1/2 cup baking soda
10 cups boiling water
1 egg beaten
Salt, sugar, cinnamon...anything you like!
Add the honey, salt, and remaining flour. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
Let the dough rise for 1 hour.
Divide into 13 equal pieces, roll out and shape into pretzels.
Prepare the soak by bringing 1/2 cup of baking soda and 10 cups of water to a boil. Gently dip each pretzel into the soak for 30 seconds and then move to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Be sure to allow the pretzels adequate space to rise in the oven. I normally put 6 on a cookie sheet.
Brush the pretzels lightly with the egg wash and top as desired. My favorite combination is chopped fresh rosemary and coarse salt.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Rotate the pans half-way through for even cooking.
Makes 13 pretzels.
Number of Servings: 13
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BANANAFISH711.