McGreevy\'s Pub Pretzel
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The Restaurant: McGreevy's
The Chef: Joseph Longbottom
The Dish: Pub Pretzel
It's a mix of Fenway Park and a famous Boston band: Dylan Dreyer takes us inside McGreevey's to see how they make their famous pub pretzels.
McGreevy's Pub Pretzel Recipe
-- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
-- 1 teaspoon white sugar
-- 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
-- 5 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup white sugar
-- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
-- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
-- 1/2 cup baking soda
-- 4 cups hot water
-- 1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned.
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