Pretzels


You'll need

1 tsp dried yeast 250 gm ‘00’ strong flour (see note) 10 gm butter, melted 75 ml lukewarm milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tbsp coarse sea salt 1 tbsp caraway seeds

Method

  • 01
  • Dissolve yeast in 1 tbsp warm water and stand until foamy. Sieve flour and ½ tsp fine salt into a large mixing bowl, make a well in the centre and add yeast mixture and 2 tbsp water. Stir in enough flour to form a batter, cover with a clean tea towel and stand in a warm place for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • 02
  • Add butter and milk to mixture and stir in remaining flour. Knead until smooth, place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • 03
  • Place coarse salt in a small frying pan, cook over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until salt starts to pop, then remove and cool.
  • 04
  • Preheat oven to 230C. Knead dough to knock down, then divide into 15 pieces. Roll out each piece to about 25cm long, fold into a loop, cross over ends and press ends into opposite sides of the loop. Place on a baking paper-lined oven tray and scatter with coarse salt and caraway seeds. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden, then cool on a wire rack. Pretzels will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Note Strong flour has a high gluten content and is used for breadmaking. It's available from select supermarkets and delicatessens.


At A Glance

  • Serves 15 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 15 people

Featured in

Nov 2007

You might also like...

Easter lunch recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Cupcake recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Thomas Keller's sandwich recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Grilling recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Neil Perry's Spice Temple recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Pickle and preserve recipes

recipes

Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

15 (shameless) chocolate recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Marinated goat’s cheese with summer vegetables

Sexy salad recipes

recipes

conversion tool