Pretzels - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Pretzels

From Tenina’s website www.tenina.com

Ingredients

2 teaspoons yeast granules
290-300g cold milk or buttermilk
20g olive oil
80g sugar
550g bakers flour
Sea salt
100g baking soda
Bowl of hot water
Extra sea salt and melted butter for topping and/or cinnamon sugar, grated parmesan etc.

Method

Place yeast, milk, oil and 1 tsp of the sugar into Thermomix bowl and blend for 4 seconds on speed 5. Warm through for 3 minutes on 37ºC on speed 2.
Add remaining sugar, flour and salt and mix for 10 seconds on speed 7.
With dial set to closed lid position, knead for 2 minutes at Interval speed. Wrap in oiled ThermoMat and set in warm place to double.
Meanwhile, pre heat oven to 220ºC. If you have a pizza stone, heat in oven at the same time.
Place baking soda into hot water and dissolve with fork.
Divide dough into a bakers dozen (13) and form pretzels by rolling long ’snakes’ out of each piece. Holding each end of the dough, slap the bread mat a few times to lengthen and even out the dough. Make large pretzel shape, push joins together and then dip into cooled baking soda water before placing directly onto heated pizza stone, (or paper lined baking tray). Cook for about 8 minutes until golden brown, remove and cool slightly before brushing with melted butter and sprinkling with toppings of choice.

Christmas Tips

Form into stick shapes and bake longer until very crispy. Dip ends into melted white chocolate and then roll in chopped nuts, (pistachios, pecans, almonds etc) hundreds and thousands, chocolate vermicelli, or crushed candy canes. Place dipped side up in a glass jar, tie with Christmas ribbons for an instant edible centre piece!

4 Comments »

  1. avatar Tanya Mills Says:

    Does this recipe make soft or crunchy pretzles? Thanks!

  2. avatar Steph Says:

    Hi Tanya, Thanks for your question. I have made these twice and have only ever rolled them very thin like pencils, so both times they have resulted in crunchy pretzels. I would presume if you left them larger they would be softer? I totally recommend you try the christmas varitiation and dip in melted chocolate! They are sensational and have the wow factor. Hope this helps.

  3. avatar Steph Says:

    These pretzels were featured at the Thermomix Christmas cooking class in Melbourne last year. One of the Vic Consultants Marg Rossi made tiny pretzels into candy canes – they looked amazing. Just to give you an idea of the versatility of this recipe. It has since come to my attention that they are also featured on Tenina’s website. As a soft buttery style pretzel when left as a larger dough.

  4. avatar Lesley Collins Says:

    My daughter and her cousin made these using gluten free flour and they turned out mighty fine and tasty! Thanks Tenina

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