A while back I made a post for Pretzel Dogs and have continued to make them several times. During those times I have perfected them and I will update it here!
Original post: PRETZELS:
1 package active dry yeast
1/8 cup hot water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup warm water
4 cups flour + more for counter/hands
grease/butter/spray for pans
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Mix yeast and hot water in large bowl until yeast is dissolved. Add brown sugar and warm water mix until brown sugar is dissolved. Gradually add flour to mixture until it is smooth and pulls away from bowl. (I do to this point in my KitchenAide mixer)
Put dough onto floured surface and knead until it is strechy. (I find it takes more flour then you think to make it not sticky anymore).
Take about a palms worth and flatten it. Then I place a 1/2 piece of american cheese with a hot dog on top and pinch dough around the hot dog.
Place a large pan on burner fill halfway with a measuring cup. For every 1 cup of water add 1 Tbl Baking Soda to the pan. Bring to a soft boil, very small bubbles. Place pretzels into pan in small batches, count for 30 seconds slowly, then lift out using a sloted spatula, drain water off, and place on a plate lined with paper towels so thoroughly drain. Then place on a very well greased pan (I used a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprayed with Pam and sprinkled with salt)
and sprinkle with kosher salt, garlic powder or parmesan cheese. Put pan into preheated oven cook on 475 for 8-10 minutes.
Do NOT be afraid to make these. I was but decided to just do it one day and I am so glad I did, now I could make them in my sleep and there is nothing better than one of these hot out of the oven. I made the Pretzel dogs for Labor Day, all of my family raved about them, especially my daddy!
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