Beer Pretzels

i must say, pretzels are like my favorite snacks EVER. when i was little, my mom would always buy the frozen pretzels that i could just pop n the microwave/oven before school, and then munch it in the car. dude those were the good old days where i could just do nothing all day and not worry about anything.

but now, i can just bake them whenever i want. and then pop them in the freezer when i dont and then warm them up 😀 then theres none of that crap about all those bad chemicals and fillers in your food 🙂 yays thats why i loooove baking for myself 😀 i know exactly what goes in it, and what doesn’t……unless someone throws something in while im not looking *coughcoughhackhack*

just saying now, no you can’t get drunk off of these just because there’s beer in it. it has something to do with the fact that all the alcohol’s been cooked out and all that jazz….

what you need:

  • 3 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 envelope rapid rise yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 1/2 c. water, divided
  • 2/3 c. beer
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs baking soda
  • 1 beaten egg (optional)
  • coarse salt for topping

easy huh?……errr well kinda

so youre going to whisk together your 3 c. flour, yeast and salt together to get it all nice and mixed. and then take 1/2 c. of your water, all the beer and veggie oil and then boil them together in a pot until it reaches a lovely 120°F then youre going to let it cool slightly, and then gradually mix it together with your flour mix. as you work that together, youre going to add the last 1/2 c. slowly until its just moist.

knock it out of the bowl, and onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until it’s smooth and elastic-y . then cover with a damp paper towel/dish cloth for 15 minutes to rise. then on a floured surface, divide your dough into 10-12 parts, and then form into the famous pretzel shapes. remember, exaggerate the pretzel shape because its going to slightly lose it while rising and baking. again cover with a damp cloth/towel and leave to rise for another 15 minutes.

preheat your oven to 400° and then set the rest of your water (should be 6 c.) to boil. add in your baking soda.

once the water boils, then drop in your pretzels (a few at a time to prevent over crowding) and then let them boil away for 30 secs on each side (yes youre going to have to sit there and babysit them. they dont exactly flip over by themselves) lay them out on a baking sheet and brush them with egg (or some soymilk if youre vegan) and then let them bake for 10 minutes until they turn golden brown and yummy like *o* omg so excited now…. i think im gonna go make some now

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9 Comments »

  1. Excellent post! Thank you for sharing that with us.

  2. I absolutely adore your blog! I found this post to be very insightful.

    • why thank you! i hope that my directions were clear and very easy to follow 🙂

  3. Dawn Said:

    I have been surfing for tasty ideas like the ones here. I have saved this so I can return again and again. You are wildly artisitc and I love the way you {visualize|think|brainstorm|.

  4. svchost.exe Said:

    cool story bro

  5. Jay Said:

    Peculiar article, exactly what I was looking for.

  6. Dawn Said:

    Very nice article, just what I was looking for.

  7. good idea im gonna try it


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