Sweet & Salty Pretzels

As it is coming up to Mothers Day, I thought I would try and make these delicious vegan-friendly pretzels. I was surprised on how easy they actually were. As pretzels have the heart shaped look, what a perfect food to make for treat special mum or family gathering and you can top with sweet or savoury seasonings!

 

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

A pretzel is a type of bread made from a yeast dough then twisted into a knot, but did you know they orginate from Europe and not America?! Traditional Pretzel shape is a distinctive symmetrical loop shape, and suaully seasoned with salt. The Baking soda wash give it that skin type texture.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

The hard crunchy pretzels did orginate in America, but they are so not the same as these soft bread type delicious pretzels. Pretzels have that slightly dence bagel type texture to them.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

When out shopping and walking past a Aunti Annes or Mr Pretzel I do have to hold myself back to getting one, as they seem to have this gravitational pull! Since going vegan, they are no longer my friend due to the butter they tend to add to the pretzels.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Pretzels are so versitile you can srpinle on sea salt, sugar, cinnamn, chocolate, garlic and herb, onions, caramel, toffee, see the list is endless! I think you should make them and add you favourate flavours.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

You can even get creative with dips too, like cheese, chocolate, caramel, spicey nacho cheese, alfredo, BBQ – the list is just endless. This is why I love them so much!

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

I’ve always though of Pretzels being hard to make, but you know what the recipe below is fool proof, even I got it right the first time.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Apart from the dipping into the Baking soda water, these are actually a great bake for the children to help with. My kids love  helping me the kitcehn specially when it comes to kneading dough and making desserts, although they would have prefered all the pretzels to be sweet and chocolatey.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Ingredients:
2 Tsp Fast Acting Yeast
1 Tsp Sugar
225ml Warm Water
500g Plain Flour
50g Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 1\2 Tsp Oil
25g Baking Soda
400ml Hot Water
15g Sea Salt
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
50g Dark Chocolate

Instructions

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Add yeast, warm water and teaspoon sugar in a bowl, stir and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes, Add flour, sugar and salt and oil to a large bowl, mix in the yeast mixture

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Allow to double in size for about an hour

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces, easy to cut into quarters, then 8ths.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Roll the dough into a rope and twist into a heart shape

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

In bowl add hot water and baking soda, then dip the heart shaped dough in the baking soda water and place onto a baking tray.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Sprinkle on the sea salt

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon over the pretzel.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Continue, making 4 pretzels of each salty and sweet.

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Bake for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown at 200c

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

Melt dark chocolate and then drizzle over the sweet sugared pretzels

Sweet & Salty Pretzels

The pretzels will keep for about 4-5 days, enjoy!

Sweet & Salty Pretzels
Serves 8
Salty and Sweet soft Pretzels home made and vegan friendly
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tsp Fast Acting Yeast
  2. 1 Tsp Sugar
  3. 225ml Warm Water
  4. 500g Plain Flour
  5. 50g Sugar
  6. 1 Tsp Salt
  7. 1 1\2 Tsp Oil
  8. 25g Baking Soda
  9. 400ml Hot Water
  10. 15g Sea Salt
  11. 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  12. 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  13. 50g Dark Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Add yeast, warm water and teaspoon sugar in a bowl, stir and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes, Add flour, sugar and salt and oil to a large bowl, mix in the yeast mixture
  2. Knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic
  3. Allow to double in size for about an hour
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces, easy to cut into quarters, then 8ths.
  5. Roll the dough into a rope and twist into a heart shape
  6. In a bowl add hot water and baking soda, then dip the heart shaped dough in the baking soda water and place onto a baking tray.
  7. Sprinkle on the sea salt
  8. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon
  9. Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon over the pretzel.
  10. Continue, making 4 pretzels of each salty and sweet.
  11. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown at 200c
  12. Melt dark chocolate and then drizzle over the sweet sugared pretzels
  13. The pretzels will keep for about 4-5 days, enjoy!
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