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where can I buy pretzel salt?

Bob Loblaw Mar 14, 2010 06:27 AM

I've just started making my own soft pretzels at home, and liking it enough to go out and buy pretzel salt.

To be honest, I was fine using course sea salt, but that got some complaints from the gf, and she eats as many of them as I do.

is there someplace easy to go get this stuff?


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    Liz K Mar 14, 2010 06:50 AM

    Wouldn't that be Kosher salt, available almost everywhere?
    What was the complaint about sea salt?

    1. Den Mar 14, 2010 07:25 AM

      There's a ton of those Philadelphia Pretzel franchises, you could probably buy some from them.

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        meagan Mar 14, 2010 07:31 AM

        I make pretzels and use coarse Kosher salt (morton's) that I bought at a regular grocery store.

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          Bob Loblaw Mar 14, 2010 07:57 AM

          I've got the kosher salt, i'm hoping to find something that will stay intact during the baking process, but that is a bit smaller and, hopefully, less crunchy.
          did consider asking at one of the pretzel factories.

          1. re: Bob Loblaw
            jaba Mar 14, 2010 12:21 PM

            Penzey's might sell it.

            1. re: Bob Loblaw
              jzerocsk Mar 16, 2010 02:15 PM

              I also use coarse kosher salt. I sprinkle it on when I take them out of the boiling pot, and it has held up through baking.

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            Enjoy Good Food Mar 15, 2010 08:39 AM

            Hi, Bob. Kosher salt is indeed what they use on Philadelphia type soft pretzels. I suggest that you apply the salt AFTER baking the pretzels if you want it to stay on. You could slightly mist the baked pretzels with water or dip/coat them using butter and then sprinkling them with the course salt. This will achieve the outcome that you are looking for.

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              JohnnyT Mar 17, 2010 09:30 PM

              NO, do not use kosher salt! Get the real thing, its worth the investment. I buy pretzel flake salt on line from the Spice Barn., at www.spicebarn.com

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