classics collide into one. An easy
30-minute baked pretzel recipe is ready for this weekend’s festivities.
friends, welcome back to Foodie Friday!
every 2nd Friday of the month I, Sandra from A Dash of Sanity, will be sharing
one of my favorite recipes with the friends and followers of Love Bakes Good
football season. Not only because I am cheering for my favorite team, the
Broncos. But the food. I mean for me that is where it is at. I honestly love
Sunday during football season because I am thinking what tasty treats will we
be making. Dips, pretzels and popcorn, you name it. Homemade pretzels are one
of my favorite. And after the first time I made them I was so surprised actually
how easy they are. There are two ways you can cook a pretzel. First you can
boil, then bake or you can just take the dough straight to the oven. In this
case, that is what I did. Boing them is nice, but messy, hot and well it is
just another step. But I will say, I love what it does to the dough. If you
want to check out that step, check out a great blog post by Sally’s BakingAddiction on how to do that.
love Spinach Artichoke Dip and Pretzels, this is the snack for you
- 1 and 1/2 cups luke warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour + more for work surface (or
- mix of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour)
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 1/2 grated Parmesan
- 1/2 cup artichokes, drained and chopped
- 1/4-1/2 additional all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
- 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup add warm water, gently stir in yeast and sugar and allow yeast to dissolve, it takes about 1 minute.
- In a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid mixer add 1 cup of flour and salt, then slowly stir in the water & yeast mixture. Stir in 2 cups of flour, adding one cup at a time, mixing with until dough is thick. Then, add 3/4 cup flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
- Knead the dough until you poke the dough and it bounces back, about 3-4 minutes. On top of the dough add spinach, Parmesan cheese and artichokes, knead them into the dough, adding in additional ¼-1/2 of flour if needed. Shape the dough into round ball. With a sharp knife, cut
ball of dough into 1/8 sections, making 8 triangles. I cut this like I do a pie. You do not need to be exact, each pretzel will have their own look and will taste just the same.
- Roll each section of the dough into a rope, about 18-22 inches long, depending on how large you want your pretzels. Over the prepared pan grab one of the dough ropes and make a “U” shape and then bring the ends down toward the center of the “U” and cross them. You will immediately see the pretzel shape. Gently press the ends into the dough, or where the dough
crosses. Repeat with remaining dough, making 8 pretzels total.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg and dunk each pretzel into the egg wash so that all sides are covered. Place back onto the baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
- Place in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Place back in the oven with the oven reduced to low broil and bake for another 3-5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g