Soft and Delicious Pretzels with Fusion® Jalapeno Pepper Salt

Soft and salty, is there anything better than a fresh baked pretzel? But who has the time to find parking at your nearest mall or stadium to indulge this guilty pleasure? Feed your pretzel craving in the comfort of your own home with this simple and delicious recipe designed for your very own kitchen. There’s nothing like a classic pretzel topped with the fresh and clean flavor of Pure Ocean® Atlantic Sea Salt. But don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch with our Fusion® Jalapeno Pepper Salt. This sizzling salt will give a bite of spicy flavor. Go crazy with your toppings and enjoy this Bavarian delight!

Ingredients

  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 standard packet)
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Ocean Atlantic Sea Salt—Fine grain
  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 4 cup hot water
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Ocean Atlantic Sea Salt for topping
  • —Kosher grain

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, gently combine warm water, yeast and sugar using the hook attachment. Once frothy, add the melted butter and Pure Ocean Atlantic Sea Salt (fine grain). Add 3 cups of flour, one cup at a time, until dough forms and is no longer sticky. You may need more or less flour to get the desired dough consistency. If you press your finger into the dough and it bounces back, you’re ready to knead.
  3. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and pliable, about 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a clean, well-oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place for about 1 hour.
  4. While dough rests, boil water and baking soda until baking soda is mostly dissolved. Take mixture off heat and allow to cool to lukewarm temperature.
  5. Prepare one or two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Take dough out of the bowl and flatten slightly with your hand. Cut into 8 slices, like pizza. Roll each triangle into a 18-20 inch rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel and immerse in the baking soda mixture for 2 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove pretzels from the baking soda water and place on the prepared cookie sheet. You may need to re-shape the dough slightly. Repeat for each pretzel. Sprinkle with Pure Ocean Atlantic Sea Salt in kosher grain (or grain size of your choice).
  8. Bake until golden brown, about 8-9 minutes. Brush heavily with butter immediately after you remove the pretzels from the oven. Serve warm or store in an airtight container for up to two days.

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