Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels

I have been milling my own wheat with my WonderMill for about six months now.  I can't say enough how much I love that thing.  For Christmas, my parents gave me a Bosch mixer that is amazing and I don't know how I ever lived without it.  

Since receiving my grain mill, I have been doing my baking using freshly milled wheat... so yummy!!!
I use my wheat for breads, pancakes, muffins, pizza crust, yummy treats, and now pretzels.

I made about 22 pretzels this week and they were so yummy.  They were soft and chewy and full of nutritious goodness.  Now, were they low-fat??? No.  But, they had no preservatives, and had all the benefits of whole grains.  I can't even begin to tell you how much better fresh wheat is for you.  It would take me forever and I won't get on that soapbox.  

Laura, from Heavenly Homemakers, has a ton of whole wheat recipes that you should check out if you are interested in making healthier choices for your family.  



recipe from Heavenly Homemakers...

1 c. water
2 T. yeast
2 t. honey
2 1/2 cups milk
1 stick butter
1/2 cup honey
4 t. salt
8 cups whole wheat flour (more if necessary)
In a large bowl, mix 1 cup very warm water, 2 T. yeast and 2 t. honey.  Stir this together and kind of mush the yeast around.  Let this sit for a few minutes while you do the next step.
Melt a stick of butter in a large saucepan.
Add 1/2 cup honey, 4 t. salt and 2 1/2 cups of milk.  Heat this to 120 degrees.
Pour milk mixture into yeast mixture and stir.
Stir in 8 cups of flour, 2 cups at a time. (add more if you need it)
Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.
Put it into a bowl, cover it and let it rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Pull it out of the bowl and knead it a few times to get the air out.  
Pull a ball of dough, about the size of your fist off and get ready to make your very first pretzel! 
Roll it into a long snake. And twist it into a pretzel shape.
After you shape each pretzel, put them on a cookie sheet about an inch apart. 
 Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan.
Right when you take the pretzels out of the oven, coat them with butter. 
Then sprinkle salt over them.  I made some with salt and others with a cinnamon/sugar mixture.
These really were easy for me to make and so rewarding.  

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  1. These look wonderful! And I love the idea of using whole wheat flour! I'll have to try that! I've only made soft pretzels once, and unsuccessfully, but this recipe looks great, so I'll have to give them a try again sometime!

  2. Great recipe! Easy, and my kids loved it.