Pretzel Bread

by on January 20, 2018
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“Like a pretzel, this bread has a salty brown crust and a tender texture–perfect for sandwiches.”

Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s(R) RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

Boiling Solution:

  • 3 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • Egg Wash:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

Directions

  1. Heat milk and butter until warm (100 degrees to 110 degrees F); the butter will not completely melt.
  2. Combine with undissolved yeast and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl.
  3. Stir in salt and 2 cups flour, beat for 3 minutes.
  4. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  8. Combine boiling solution and bring to a boil.
  9. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces.
  10. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball.
  11. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute.
  12. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
  13. Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top.
  14. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned.
  15. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

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