- 7g dried yeast
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- a good pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
- 3 1/4 cups (440g) plain flour
- 1 1/4 cups (150g) bread flour
- 2 cups (500ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons bicarb soda
- 30g butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons coarse salt
Preparation:1hour30min › Cook:10min › Ready in:1hour40min
- In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 375ml warm water. Stir in flour, and knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.
- Combine 2 cups warm water and bicarb soda in an 20 cm square pan.
- After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 30cm rope, pencil thin or thinner. Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the bicarb soda solution.
- Place on baking paper covered baking trays, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.
- Bake at 230 C for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic salt or cinnamon sugar.
Took shortcuts. Used a breadmaker to need and rise dough - 17 Jan 2011
I first discovered this recipe about 6 months ago. I might be only 13 years old, but I love cooking! I was looking for a really easy recipe for pretzels, and this came up. I now use this every week, and the instructions are taped up all over the house (contrary to my mothers ideas). I think that this recipe should be known by all. Its the first one that has made me get out to buy ingredients if I don't have them. Usually I don't bother. - 02 Jul 2012
these were very yummy!! I recommend making them a bit thicker then a pencil because wen they r too thin they can get a bit chewy. So yum with the garlic salt - 24 May 2010