Homemade Pretzels Gluten Free and Not

This afternoon, the girls and I spent school time making soft pretzels.  Yum-o!

Gluten Free Soft Pretzels

We did cheater style gluten free pretzels by using one package Chebe Mix with 2 Tbs olive oil, 2 eggs + a little over 1/3 cup water.  Mix well.  Knead by hand until an elastic ball forms.  Break into 4 pieces and roll into balls.  Then lay on a lightly oiled counter top and roll out into ropes & twist.  Then we laid them on a foil lined baking sheet, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with kosher salt and baked at 375 F for about 10 minutes.

For the “real” pretzels, we used Alton Brown’s recipe (because he’s such a science nerd and we love him for it).

Regular Soft Pretzels

Kaylee did all the measuring, mixing, rolling and twisting.  I handled the boiling since its a hot job.

Rolling

Twisting

Finishing the twist

Boiling

A note about the “boiling”… make sure your water + baking soda is at a rolling boil (meaning you cannot stir it down).  The first pretzel ended up soggy because my water wasn’t quite ready.  Once we had a good boil going… they looked nice and golden in the water.  I used two forks and a turner to remove them from the water, a large slotted spoon would be a better choice but evidently I don’t have one.  Oh, the joys of dividing a household. 🙂

We are pleased with our efforts.  What a delicious afternoon snack!

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