German Pretzels

16/03/2015 23:10

In many countries, the pretzel become the symbol for a bakery. According to wikipedia, a classic pretzel pictures folded arms. It is told that it was an Italian monk who created the dessert in the 600's, and that pretzels symbolized his students during praying and that they received pretzels as a reward. Germany is one of the countries that have a long tradition of these pastries which often served as snacks to a glass of beer. My kids loved those, even if they got a glass of milk instead .... Have a great day everyone!

Recipe is for 16 Pretzels
25 grams of yeast
3 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon melted margarine
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups spelled flour
4 cups flour
To boiling:
2 1/2 liter of water
4 tablespoons of baking soda
2 tablespoons salt

For glaze:
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons salt flakes
poppy seeds

Here's how: Crumble yeast into a bowl and dissolve it in a little lukewarm water. Add the remaining water, salt, brown sugar, melted margarine, spelled flour and wheat flour. Knead the dough well until it release the edges of the bowl. Let rise under a cloth for 1 hour. Put the dough on floured table and divide into 16 equal pieces. Scroll to lengths of 30-40 cm. Spin the lengths a couple of times and braid into pretzels. Boil water, baking soda and salt in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Add two pretzels at a time and cook for about 15-20 seconds (they'll float up). Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on kitchen towel. Place on baking sheet and let rise for 15 minutes. Brush the Pretzels with the melted butter, sprinkle with sea salt or seeds and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 225 degrees C.

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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden