Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pretzels and Donuts. Two tasty treats known around the world for their ability to brighten any day or liven up any party. No matter where you are or what you're doing, as soon as you catch a whiff of a fresh-baked pretzel or sweet, savory donut, your mouth begins to water and your stomach starts to growl like you've never eaten before!
But why must we always choose between the two? Why can't we have a delicious snack that has all the qualities we love in a donut and all the tastes we enjoy in a pretzel? Why can't we enjoy both tastes at the same time? Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm here to say you can! How, you ask? Simple...Pretzel Donuts! That's right, warm, soft, crisp, mouth-watering pretzel donuts!
Using our already popular Pretzel Rolls recipe, and with the help of our amazing and versatile Alta Artisan Flour, we've created a simple yet delicious recipe that not only looks awesome, but also sends your taste buds on a world-wide trip to flavor town! Get ready, it's time for Pretzel Donuts!
3 cups Warm Water
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
7-8 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
1 1/2 Tbsp SAF Yeast
Yields: 24 donuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In your BOSCH Universal Mixer, combine the following ingredients in this order: Water, brown sugar, 4 cups flour, yeast. Turn mixer to #2 setting and, while mixing, add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until it begins to pull away from the sides. Knead in machine for 3-4 minutes.
Remove dough and place on hard surface.
Roll out dough and, using a donut cutter (similar to a cookie cutter. You can find these in any store in the baking aisle) cut out donut shapes.
Once cut out, place a sauce pan over the stove top at medium to low heat. Add 2 cups water and 2 Tbsp Baking Soda to the stove top, and bring to a light simmer.
Take each donut and place in the sauce pan. Let sit in water bath for 10 seconds on each side.
Remove donut and place on your USA Pan Cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle sea salt on top.
Bake in 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until tops are a dark golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on the pan.
Get ready, these donuts are not what you expect. Your eyes will swear that you are looking at a fresh baked donut, but your mouth will be convinced your biting into a soft, delicious pretzel. Each taste will leave you more confused, yet craving more! Is it a pretzel? Is it a donut? Who cares, it's delicious!
It's time to step up your baking and hosting game! It's time to create and serve warm, delicious Pretzel Donuts!