Who doesn't love a hot Disney pretzel when your in the park?
Now you can have this bready goodness in your own home
with this easy recipe. You can make a variety of these from
the original salty to cinnamon-sugar to sweet cream cheese-filled.
Disney World Soft Pretzels
*makes 16 pretzels
Pretzel Dough Ingredients:
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 envelope active dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
non-stick cooking spray
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 egg, beaten
Topping Options: coarse Kosher salt, crushed graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon-sugar,
vanilla icing and toasted almond slices
Filling Options: Cream Cheese Filling (recipe below)
Dipping Options: mustard or cheese sauce
Pretzel Dough Directions:
Place hot water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Mix in the yeast and let sit 5 minutes. Combine the salt and flour in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the yeast liquid. Mix on low for 30 seconds with an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Continue to beat on medium speed until sides pull away from the bowl. If dough is still sticky, add more flour (1 tablespoon at a time).
Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Place into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Put it in a warm area and let rise until doubled. Punch dough down and divide into 16 even pieces. Roll one piece of dough at a time into 18-inch strips. (If you wish to make cream cheese-filled pretzels, stop here and follow the instructions below before proceeding.) Twist into a pretzel shape.
Fill a large pot with 2-inches of water. Stir in baking soda and heat on medium-high. Place pretzels into water and poach 1 minute. Remove from water and place onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush pretzels with beaten egg and sprinkle on toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven. Serve hot with mustard or cheese dip. Enjoy!
Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients (optional):
8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
Mix with electric mixer until creamy. Spoon filling into a gallon-size freezer bag and snip off the corner to make an icing bag.
To fill pretzels, follow dough directions above until you have an 18-inch strip of dough. Now roll the strip flat with a rolling pin until it is 1-inch wide. Squeeze a thin strip of icing down the center of the dough strip. Now fold the ends over each other to seal in icing. Twist into pretzel shapes. Continue with the poaching step as shown above in the directions.
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