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Have you ever thought about making those delicious soft pretzels that you buy at shopping malls and airports? They're really not that difficult to make. Soft pretzels are just a yeast bread is that formed into a pretzel shape. The one big difference in pretzel making, as opposed to a regular bread, is that pretzels are boiled and then baked. It is the boiling that gives the outside of the pretzel its beautiful golden brown color and uniquely crisp and chewy texture

 

Homemade Soft Pretzels can be made with all purpose flour (plain flour) or bread flour. The difference is that if you use all purpose flour you will find that the inside of your pretzels will have a softer more fluffy texture, like a dinner roll. Conversely, if you use bread flour the insides of your pretzels will be more chewy. For this recipe I've compromised and used a combination of both bread flour and all purpose flour. This makes a pretzel that is a little fluffy yet still has some chewiness.

What's unique about Homemade Soft Pretzels is once you have formed the dough into the classic pretzel shape, the pretzels have to be boiled in a mixture of water and baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) before they are baked in a hot oven. The water/baking soda helps to give the pretzels their wonderful golden brown color but it's also what gives the outside of the pretzels their crisp and chewy texture. Now, homemade soft pretzels do not have quite the chewiness and the flavor of a commercially made soft pretzels. And that is because commercially made pretzels are usually boiled in a mixture of water and food lye.

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