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Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels

Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels

If you're looking to make some heart shaped party food this Valentine's day, may I suggest these homemade soft pretzels?

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, german
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt for topping

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two more tablespoons of water.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. Lightly coat a large bowl in oil. Place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets.
  6. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside.
  7. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a heart shape. Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  9. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Heart Shaped Homemade Pretzels
Amount Per Serving (71 g)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 3640mg152%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.