Saturday, April 2, 2011

Soft Eggless Pretzels



Hi
Alessio of the 4 Velveteers challenged the velveteers to make soft preztels. Hmmm....it was a little daunting to me as i had to bake an eggless one. Then i did find a perfect recipe at Palate Desires.It turned out just perfect!!!!!!!!!!


INGREDIENT

Active dry yeast 2tsp

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Warm water 1/2 cup

All purpose flour 2 1/2 cups

Sugar 1/4 cup

Salt 3/4 tsp

Oil 1tbsp

Warm water 1/4- 1/2 cup

Baking soda 1/4 cup

Hot water 2 cups

Melted butter 2 tbsp

Confectioners sugar 2 tbsp

Melted chcolate 4 tbsp( or as required)

PREPARATION


Sprinkle the yeast in the warm water and add 1/2 sugar to it. Let it stand for 10 minutes or till it froths up very well.

In a bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt

Add the yeast mixture to this and knead well. Add more water if necessary.Add the oil and knead till the dough is pliable

Transfer this dough to a well oiled bowl and let it rise for 45-60 minutes

Preheat to the oven to 200C or 400F
When the dough has risen we;;, divide this dough into 6- 8 pieces.

Take each piece and roll into a rope on a well floured board.

Twist this rope and form a preztel shape. You can see that HERE. Assemble all the prezels likewise

Now dissolve the baking soda in hot water. Dip all the pretzels in this solution and place them on a baking tray(i greased it)

Bake for 10 minutes or till browned

Brush the hot Preztels with butter and sprinkle with the confectoners sugar

Drizzle some with the melted chocolate too.

Serve warm and be sure of the ooh's and aah's being murmured:-)

Thank you Plate Desires for a wonderful recipe

Thanks Alessio for this wonderful challenge :-)


8. Brush pretzels with butter immediately after taking them out from the oven. Dip into almond-sugar mixture. Drizzle with melted chocolate.


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Do check out the creations of other velveteers

Sarah's Black Sesame soft Pretzels

Aparna's German style soft pretzels