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Soft Pretzels

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 packet dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 370 ml warm water
  • 660 g plain flour (4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 L water
  • 2/3 cups bicarb soda
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Add water, yeast and sugar in bowl to combine. Stand for 5 min or until mixture becomes frothy/bubbly. (Thermomix: 2 min, 37C; sp 1)

  2. Add flour, melted butter and salt then mix to combine (Thermomix: sp 5 20 sec).

  3. Knead for 5-10 minutes (Thermomix: knead 4-6 min).

  4. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until doubled in size (approx 45 min).

  5. Preheat oven to 220C. 

  6. In a large saucepan, add bicarb to water and bring to a boil.

  7. Turn dough out onto work surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll dough into a long log and then form into pretzel shape and place onto a baking tray.

  8. Place each pretzel into the boiling water for 30 sec then return to tray and brush with combined egg yolk and water

  9. Bake for 10-15min until golden brown.

  10. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!