0 In BAKING/ COOKING/ DIY/ FAMILY TIME/ FAVORITES

GERMAN PRETZELS WITH THE BENSONS

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

Last weekend was a good one for many reasons.  First and foremost-our Benson’s came to visit.  Secondly, it was LDS General Conference-that blessed time of year when we get to watch church on TV in our jammies.  Thirdly-we celebrated our adopted German heritage and made legit german pretzels.  From scratch.  All by ourselves.  The Benson’s were kind enough to pack along some weißwurst & mustard, spezi and almduddler so we had an authentic German brunch.  It was a weekend for the books.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

We used the recipe from Das Cookbook-my new favorite German cookbook.  You make the dough and let it rise and then you split it into balls-we doubled the recipe so it made 16 pretzels.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

 

You roll the balls into 10-12″ ropes and let them rest.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

Then you stretch those ropes to 16-18″ and shape them into pretzels.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

Or mickey mouses.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

After an hour in the fridge, you dip the pretzels in food-grade lye.  I don’t know who’s idea this EVER was because lye is super caustic and kind of scary to work with.

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

The super-scary lye wash is completely worth it though because you get these beautiful dark brown pretzels that taste like you’re in Bavaria.  They are 100% not the same at all if you don’t do the wash, so buy the lye!

DAS COOKBOOK GERMAN PRETZEL RECIPE

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply