Monday, 23 February 2015

Bakery Style Pretzels (Simple Baking)

Bakery Style Pretzels (Simple Baking)


For the sponge dough

  • 100g Bread flour
  • 1/4 tsp Instant dry yeast
  • 85ml water

For the Main dough

  • 510g Plain flour
  • 10g Salt
  • 55g Sugar
  • 7g instant dry Yeast
  • 300ml cold water
  • 11/2 olive oil

For the solution for dipping pretzels

  • 700ml cold water
  • 15g Bicarbonate of soda

For brushing pretzels

  • Softened butter

For Garnishing

  • Chocolate
  • Herbs Chopped finely
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Garlic or any topping ti your liking


  1. Prepare the sponge dough and leave in fridge overnight.
  2. Add the flour,roux, sugar, yeast, salt and olive oil & knead 15 min adding water little by little.
  3. Put the prepared dough in a greased bowl until double in size.
  4. Flour the bench top and put the dough on to the flour and punchdown and cut the dough in to equal size portions.
  5. Roll the dough and make pretzels as directed in the video.
  6. Leave the prepared dough on baking trays to prove.
  7. Mix bicarb and water and dip the pretzels and leave them on baking trays, egg wash and bake 8 min on 190c.
  8. After apply butter and bake on 180c about 10 min.
  9. Brush the tops again with butter.
  10. Leave on wire racks to cool down. Garnish as you wish.

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