A sweet twist on the familiar pretzel,these soft and tender treats will quickly become a family favorite.
Recipe: Soft Cinnamon andSugar Pretzels
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulatedsugar – divided use 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 (1/4-ounce) packet rapid-rising yeast 1 1/4 cups (110°F to 115°F / 45°C) warm water 4 1/2 cups plus extra for kneading all-purpose flour 3/4 cup dry NESTL ® CARNATION® Instant NonfatDry Milk 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted – divided use
Grease 2 large baking sheets. Combine1/4 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.
Stir yeast into warm water in small bowl.Combine flour, dry milk, remaining 3 tablespoons sugar and saltin large bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter and yeast mixture into flourmixture. Stir until blended and sticky dough is formed.
Place dough on lightly floured surface;knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic,adding additional flour as necessary. Cut into 24 pieces. Whileworking with dough, keep covered with plastic wrap. Roll eachpiece into a 16-inch long rope. To form pretzels, make a U-shapewith the rope. Holding the ends of the rope, cross them overeach other and press onto the bottom of the U and place on preparedbaking sheets. Press ends of pretzel into pretzel dough. Brushwith remaining 1/4 cup butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.Allow to rise in warm place for 15 minutes or until risen slightly.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until goldenbrown. Remove from baking sheets to wir racks. Serve warm. Storeremaining tightly covered.
Makes 24 pretzels.
Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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