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                             Hot Soft Pretzels
 Recipe By     : Cooking Live Show #CL8860
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      packet        active dry yeast
    3      teaspoons     dark brown sugar
    1 1/2  cup           warm water (105 - 110 degrees f.)
    1      tablespoon    salt
    4      cups          all-purpose flour
                         cornmeal and extra flour for dusting
                         -- worksurface
                         coarse kosher salt
 In a large bowl combine yeast, 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar, and water and let
 stand 5 minutes until foamy and bubbly. Add remaining sugar and salt and stir
 well. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing by hand until well incorporated.
 Knead dough until smooth about 7 minutes and has a sheen. Transfer to a bowl
 and let stand, covered, for 40 minutes in a warm place.
 Dust your work surface with flour and cornmeal. Divide dough into
 approximately 12 pieces and roll out to desired length and thickness. (Note:
 thinner,crispier). Form dough into pretzel-shapes and transfer to a baking
 sheet that has been lightly dusted with cornmeal. Allow pretzels to rise for
 30 minutes, uncovered.
 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
 Carefully transfer risen pretzels to boiling water with a spatula and boil on
 one side for 2 minutes, flip and boil other side for 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer
 boiled pretzels to a rack to drain for 1 minute. Arrange pretzels on a baking
 sheet, lightly dusted with cornmeal, and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for
 20 minutes until golden brown.
 Yield: 6 servings
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