After months of asking, I finally made my hubby some pretzels. I was so scared to even try! It seemed so hard and I had no idea how to do the pretzel twist thingie. I had never made pretzels-much less an allergy free version. I was not ready for weeks of experimenting to find the perfect pretzel.
Combine yeast, honey, and warm water in mixing bowl and whisk well.
Let proof for 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and mix with the dough hook.
Knead for 5-7 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
Place dough in large bowl coated with cooking spray. Turn dough to coat top evenly.
Let rise, covered, in a warm place for at least an hour or until doubled.
Punch down and let rise for another 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 pieces.
Roll each piece into a long string (20 inches or so) and form pretzel shape.
Press ends lightly so the dough holds its shape.
Then it's time for a baking soda bath.
Whisk water and baking soda in a large skillet with at least 12 inch sides.
Bring water and baking soda to a boil over medium heat.
Put formed pretzels in baking soda bath and cook for 30 seconds on each side.
Turn with slotted spoon.
Drain with spoon and place pretzels on parchment lined baking sheet.
Sprinkle generously with salt.
Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes, turning pretzels over halfway.
Cool on wire rack.
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