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Soft Pretzels

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Looking for homemade soft pretzels? Then check out this recipe made with basic bread ingredients and sprinkled with kosher salt.

Ingredients

Pretzels

4 1/2
teaspoons regular active dry yeast
2/3
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1
cup tapioca flour
2/3
cup sweet white sorghum flour
1/4
cup garbanzo and fava flour
1
cup cornstarch
1 1/2
teaspoons xanthan gum
1/2
teaspoon guar gum
1
teaspoon salt
3
eggs
1
tablespoon sugar
1
tablespoon honey
Additional garbanzo and fava flour

Soda Bath

Cooking spray (without flour)
2/3
cup baking soda
10
cups water

Topping

1
egg, beaten
1
tablespoon kosher (coarse) salt

Directions

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray (without flour). In small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flours, cornstarch, xanthan gum, guar gum and 1 teaspoon salt with whisk; set aside. In medium bowl, beat 3 eggs, the sugar and honey with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute or until well blended. Add yeast mixture and flour mixture; beat 1 minute or until blended.
  • 3 Divide dough into 12 equal-size balls. On work surface sprinkled with additional garbanzo and fava flour, roll each ball into 13x3/4-inch rope. Carefully place ropes on cookie sheet; form into U shape and twist in middle. Spray tops of pretzels with cooking spray (without flour). Cover with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • 4 Heat oven to 375°F. In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, stir baking soda into water until dissolved. Heat to full rolling boil. Carefully place 1 pretzel at a time in water; boil 25 seconds. Remove with slotted spoon and return to cookie sheet. Brush tops of pretzels with egg, being careful not to fill openings with egg; sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • 5 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

Place cooled pretzels individually in resealable food-storage plastic sandwich bags. Place those bags in gallon-size freezer plastic bag and store in the freezer. For a quick snack anytime, take a pretzel out of the freezer and reheat in a toaster oven about 5 to 7 minutes.

The xanthan gum combined with the guar gum makes a nicely textured baked item. If you don’t have guar gum, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum in this recipe.

Lowfat

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Pretzel
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
4140mg
172%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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