What You’ll Need:
- 1 and 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 TBSP Active Dry Yeast
- 5 cups flour
- 1/2 cup warm Silk
- 2 TSP salt
- 1 TSP sugar
- 5 TBSP Baking Soda
- Melted Earth Balance Buttery Spread
- Course Sea Salt
- (OPTIONAL: Daiya Cheddar “Cheese” or Dijon Mustard for dipping)
Step 1: In a small bowl, mix your Active Dry Yeast and water and set aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix your sugar, salt, and flour.
Step 3: Once yeast is dissolved, combine with flour mixture and add warmed up Silk. Mix until dough is no longer sticky.
Step 4: Cover the dough with a dish towel and let rise for one hour.
Step 5: Preheat your oven to 500° F, uncover your dough bowl and punch down the dough. Break apart into 9 (as even as possible) chunks of dough.
Step 6: Roll each chunk of dough into a long rope. To form a pretzel grab both ends and form a heart, twist together once in the center and close pretzel by tucking ends under. Leave to rise for 15 minutes.
Step 7: In a large pot, boil water and baking soda. Use a spatula to dip each pretzel in the bath for 30 seconds then put onto baking sheet.
Step 8: Melt “butter” and brush generously onto each pretzel. Sprinkle course sea salt onto pretzels to liking.
Step 9: Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. After removing, brush more melted “butter” and serve warm.
If you really want to go all out, try serving with my Incredibly Easy Vegan Chickpea Salad!