On the Menu Today~
What a great way to use your sourdough starter~
unfed sourdough starter, straight from the refrigerator
nonfat dry milk
butter or oil
1 1/2 teaspoons
- sea salt
melted butter, optional
- Mix and knead the dough ingredients by hand, mixer or bread machine, to make a cohesive, fairly smooth dough. It should be slightly sticky; if it seems dry, knead in an additional tablespoon or two of water.
- Cover the dough and let it rise for 45 minutes, towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350º
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface, fold over a few times to gently deflate, then divide it into 12 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a 18 inch rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel. Dissolve the sugar in water. Brush the pretzels with the solution and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350º for 25 to 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Remove pretzels from oven and brush with melted butter if desired.
*Note: There is no need to let the shaped pretzels rise before baking.