Soft Pretzels

by

Fresco

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 24 May 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.

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    Ingredients

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

  • 1. Add water, granulated sugar and active dried yeast to a clean medium bowl
  • 2. Mix briefly until combined
  • 3. Add plain 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
  • 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, 230°C

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