We all love Pretzels, don’t we?
You will be happy to hear that it is super easy to bake them at home, you only need to follow a few easy steps.
This is a recipe I tried a few months ago after a trip to Germany, and it made me very happy with the final results.
All you need is:
- One cup of warm water
- a pinch of salt (the amount really depends on how salty you want them!)
- 1 package of dry yeast
- around 4/5 cups of plain white flour (just see how sticky is the dough and if needed add some more flour)
- 2/3 cup baking soda
- sesame, poppy flowers seed, salt (to decorate the top of your pretzels)
How to make the dough:
Sprinkle the yeast in the warm water cup and stir to dissolve.
Add the mixture to the flour, add the salt and start kneading until you get a smooth and elastic dough. Let it rise for about 1 hour.
When the dough is ready divide it into bits and roll into a long rope and shape. When done, prepare the boiling water and baking soda solution and deep one pretzel at time for about 30 secs. Place the pretzel on a tray, sprinkle them with your favourite toppers (I used sesame, poppy flowers seeds and salt) and they are now ready for the oven!
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden et voilà: