Soft Pretzels

by

Fresco

Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated May 24, 2022)

Serves

10

Total Time

2hrs 50mins

Calories

271

Originating in European monasteries in the early middle ages, these fresh Bavarian soft pretzels are a delicious salty, chewy treat.

recipe-image
    Ingredients

  • Water icon
    Water280 mlwarm
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar55 g
  • Active dried yeast icon
    Active dried yeast14 g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour700 g
  • Salt icon
    Salt12 g
  • Water icon
    Water900 mlboiling
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea saltas neededcoarse
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda100 g
    Method

  • 1. Add water, granulated sugar and active dried yeast to a clean medium bowl
  • 2. Mix briefly until combined
  • 3. Add all purpose flour, granulated sugar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 4. Whisk briefly until combined
  • 5. Transfer yeast mixture to dry ingredients
  • 6. Mix on medium speed until dough forms
  • 7. Turn out dough onto lightly-floured surface
  • 8. Knead until soft
  • 9. Grease a clean medium bowl
  • 10. Transfer dough to medium bowl
  • 11. Cover with kitchen towel
  • 12. Let rise until doubled and springy to touch - 2 hr
  • 13. Pre-heat oven - 230°C/450°F
  • 14. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  • 15. Knead dough until smooth - approx 1 min
  • 16. Divide dough into 10 pieces
  • 17. Form pretzels then set aside
  • 18. Add boiling water to a clean medium bowl
  • 19. Mix in baking soda to the boiling water until dissolved
  • 20. Add pretzels to boiling water one by one
  • 21. Sprinkle with sea salt
  • 22. Bake until golden brown - 10 min

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