Thursday, July 19, 2012

Homemade Pretzels Recipe on Rural Thursday

As I continue to search for portable, easy homemade snacks for my boys, I've been trying all sorts of new recipes.  Recently I made homemade pretzels, which went over very well.
This recipe comes from The Tightwad Gazette II.  Paul made fun of me for reading this book, but it has really wonderful ideas.  Although it's slightly outdated now, I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for easy ways to economize in the home.

Ingredients:
1 package yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
4 cups flour
1 egg

Combine yeast, water, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Stir in flour.  Knead until dough is smooth.  Shape dough.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.  Bake at 425* for 15 minutes.

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45 comments:

el-mundo-en-colores said...

can I have one? cause I was gonna buy ingredients today to make some Finnish version of pretzels, but then, if you already made.. :D

heyBJK said...

My daughter loves the big, soft pretzels. I bet she would really like these! Not difficult to make, either.

andy said...

Those look great! !!! Bet the boys would like those!
Have a great day

Jacquelineand.... said...

This looks fantastic; I adore freshly made pretzels!

I hope everyone is doing wonderfully there. =)

Carrie said...

I love the Tightwad Gazette! My husband bought me the complete edition for Christmas last year and I read it for days and days. It is somewhat outdated, but still has many many helpful tips. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

My Journey With Candida said...

Those look wonderful!! I used to make my own breads all the time. Now I don't because they all call for yeast and sugar.

Jan Berry said...

I have the complete Tightwad Gazette and have worn my copy thin. Love that book! Cute pretzels. :)

Thanks for letting me link up!

Jan (The Nerdy Farm Wife)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look really wonderful! I love old books too.

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa this looks delicious and sounds easy. I wonder if I could cook it up fast enough to have for breakfast:) B

Dee said...

YUMMY! These look fantastic!

Karen said...

I love a New York Street Vendor pretzel.. but these looks ten times better.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Yum - there is nothing quite like a fresh pretzel (with a little mustard). Thanks for hosting!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oh ~ they look delicious ~ great post ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I am a huge pretzel lover!!

Jill said...

Oh yum! I've said it before and I'll say it again...all of your boys are so lucky to have you cooking for them!

Slamdunk said...

Looks good Lisa. The kids eat the frozen pretzels, but we have not tried homemade before...

patty said...

i will definitely try these! i used to make homemade pretzels when i was a girl and loved them. thanks for sharing!
patty@ findingserendipity.com

Mary said...

Those pretzels look really tasty! The last time I made homemade pretzels was when I was in junior high in cooking class. I think I might give them a try again. :)

I'm sorry I haven't commented much! I've been reading but haven't taken the time to comment. I hope everything is well for you!

Mary

TrendyFashionista2 said...

I like how you made a heart out of one. Cute!

Nancy Claeys said...

Sounds a little like my bagel recipe -- they look delish. Great job, Lisa.

alissa apel said...

I made those before. That was one of the first things I learned how to make. It was part of a cooking class I took in school. It's a super fun recipe and tastes well.

I've had different dipping sauces, just ate them plain and made what I called Pretzel Pizza. It was the crust for the pizza.

Hanne Bente said...

I'll try to bake them for my grandchildren ....
Thanks for the recipe Lisa.
Wishing you a good day / good weekend :)
Hanne Bente

TexWisGirl said...

you're killing me! yum!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, they look delicious. I love the shapes you made.

Jen said...

These look delicious, and sound pretty easy, although I never have very good luck when I have to use yeast...so does the yeast mixture have to be at any certain temperature? Because that's usually where I go wrong ;)

tiarastantrums said...

those look so tasty!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those pretzels look so delicious and the instructions seem easy enough. I may have to get that book you speak of if I don't find a job soon!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They look yummy. I could certainly go for one of those. Being low carb since January I do miss the bread items.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Those look yummy! He can laugh all he wants at the Tightwad Gazette, I bet the founders are doing just fine right now between their thrifty ways and that publication.

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Grandma Bonnie said...

Your recipe sounds easy to make. I will have to try your version. Hope you have a great day.

Leovi said...

What fun ... Good heart, is to ... Eat it! Greetings.

bailey-road.com said...

Those look good!

Joan said...

Ohhh, I love a good soft pretzel dipped in cheese sauce. These look delicious!

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh now this looks like fun!...:)JP

Rita said...

I love pretzels and just may get adventurous and try making these.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

nummy
we would love one too! we wish you could come make us some!
love
tweedles

GardenofDaisies said...

I bet the boys really loved these!! I like your heart pretzel best of all. :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Lisa, OH--how I love those big, fat pretzels.... YUM---that looks so so so good... Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

BlueShell said...

That seams delicious...I'm tempted!!!

Love
BShell

Jann Olson said...

I love soft pretzels and these look so yummy. Thanks for hosting. I'll be back to visit others.
Hugs,
Jann

el-mundo-en-colores said...

Here they are, the Finnish pretzels, if you can open the image below :) I couldn't find the English recipe online. I am not Finnish and don't speak the language yet, so I found these in a cookbook and the picture there was soooo inviting that I decided to give it a try and make them (haven't yet :D)

http://static.kotikokki.net/public_files/recipeimages/0/130/126/large.jpg?1297547596

Valerie said...

These look so easy to make and I bet they taste delicious too! I'm going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing Lisa! (from your friend who big time owes you a little note!)

Debbie said...

oooooohhhhhh dear, they looks so yummy BUT i would sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar ;))))

Clairejustine said...

These look so good,i need to try them yum,yum...thanks for hosting :)

Sandy said...

Yummy! I love big soft pretzels....with jalapenos mixed into the dough and dipped in melted cheese....lol