Our family went gluten/dairy free a little over a year ago for health reasons. We feel so much better and the best part is we don’t have to give up the foods we love! These homemade gluten free pretzels are just as good as the ones you buy from the mall, a ball game or amusement park. (No really, they are!) I served them with mustard and cheese sauce and they were a big hit! We gobbled up a whole batch in one sitting! My oldest loves to bake and we had a blast making these together!
What You Need:
1/2 Cup Milk (We used cashew milk but any will do)
3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Teaspoon Unflavored Gelatin
1 Packet Yeast
2 Teaspoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1/2 Cup Brown Rice Flour
2/3 Cup White Rice Flour
1 Cup Potato Starch
1/4 Cup Millet Flour
2/3 Cup Tapioca Starch
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Large Eggs Room Temperature
2/3 Cup Baking Soda
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 Tablespoon Water
Coarse Salt Used To Top Pretzels
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet. I used parchment paper but it stuck a bit so next time I will lightly grease instead.
Microwave milk and butter until butter is completely melted. Pour into mixing bowl and whisk in yeast and sugar. Set aside to proof.
In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1 1/2 tablespoons of cold water, set aside.
In a separate bowl combine Xanthan Gum, Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Millet Flour, Tapioca Starch and Salt.
By this time your gelatin will be ready to use. Pop it in the microwave until it turns into liquid again. This should take no more than 10 seconds. Beat the gelatin and eggs into the yeast mixture.
Slowly beat in flour mixture on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
Lightly flour your work surface with Tapioca Starch. ( I let my daughter do this step and as you can see she got a little happy with the flour!) Pinch off balls of dough and roll into long ropes to form a U shape. Twist the top ends together twice, then bring them down to the bottom of the U to form a pretzel shape.
Once all your pretzels are made you are ready to prepare your baking soda bath. This step is very important and what gives the pretzels their traditional texture. In a large pot combine 10 cups of water with the baking soda. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Gently slide pretzels into the simmering water. Cook for 1 minute, flip and cook another minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on prepared baking sheet.
Brush pretzels with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden deep brown. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!
Your kids will have so much fun making these delicious soft pretzels! They are so good, my family is already asking me to make them again!
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