Pretzels – Gluten Free

Stuff

  • ⅓ cup Warm Water
  • ½ tspn Sugar
  • ½ tspn Instant Yeast
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Flour (I use Orgrans) – use plain Flour (for non Gluten free)
  • ⅓ tspn Salt
  • 2 cups Water (for Baking Soda “bath”)
  • 1 Tbspn Baking Soda
  • Egg Wash (for brushing on the Pretzels)
  • Rock Salt (for sprinkling on the Pretzels)

Method

  • To warm water add sugar and yeast and let it rest until mixture bubbles
  • Mix together flour and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour
  • Knead to a smooth & elastic dough
  • Place in an oiled bowl and let it rise for 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in volume.
  • Punch it down and roll it out to a log. Take a small piece of dough & roll to a thin, long rope. Make into whatever pretzel shapes you want – circles, clovers, sticks
    Place all the pretzels on a baking sheet – allow to dry a bit
  • Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and dissolve baking soda in it.
  • Take each piece of pretzels on a slotted spoon. Gently place it into the hot water and hold till it drops into the water. Let it boil for 10-20 seconds or until it starts to float. Remove with a slotted spoon.
  • Place each “cooked” Pretzel back to the same baking sheet.
  • Brush each pretzel with egg wash and sprinkle Rock Salt on it.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 180 C until the pretzels are hard and crunchy. Check after 20 minutes

Let it cool for a bit and remove the pretzels.

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