Pretzel Bread

Pretzel Bread

by Kate Wallace 6 months ago
4.4 (9)
27 minutes
157.4 kcal
27.1 g carbs
Description

Like a pretzel, this bread has a salty brown crust and a tender texture--perfect for sandwiches.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 3 quarts water
  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
Directions
  1. 1. Heat milk and butter until warm (100 degrees to 110 degrees F); the butter will not completely melt. Combine with undissolved yeast and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl. Stir in salt and 2 cups flour, beat for 3 minutes. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. 3. Combine boiling solution and bring to a boil. Punch dough down and divide into 2 equal pieces. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball. Boil each loaf in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute. Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. 4. Brush with egg wash and cut a cross in the top. 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. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 2 (7-inch) loaves
calories: 157.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 27.1 g
protein: 4.7 g
saturated fat: 1.6 g
cholesterol: 22.2 mg
sodium: 4155.6 mg
fiber: 0.8 g
sugar: 3.3 g