Using your bread maker to make the dough for these baked pretzels cuts the work in half. They're soft, chewy, and a real kid pleaser! There are many ways that you can make these, top them with a bit of pizza sauce and cheese to make Pizza Pretzels, melted butter and cinnamon sugar for a sweeter version, and so on.
2 tablespoonswhite sugar
3 cupsall-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoonactive dry yeast
1 tablespoonwarm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoonskosher salt
Measure first 6 ingredients in order listed into baking pan. Select: Dough/Pasta Setting and press start.
When the cycle is complete remove dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 14X9 inch rectangle. With a sharp knife, cut into eighteen 14X1/2 inch strips. Gently pull each strip into a rope 16 inches long. To shape into pretzels: Curve ends of each rope to make a circle; cross ends at top. Twist ends once and lay over bottom of circle. Place on greased baking sheets. DO NOT LET RISE.
Combine lightly beaten egg and 1 Tbs water; brush on pretzels. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 18-20 minutes or until done. Remove from sheets and let pretzels cool on wire rack. Enjoy!
Whats your Favorite way to top a soft baked Pretzel?