Easy soft cinnamon pretzels

    Easy soft cinnamon pretzels

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    About this recipe: Loving shop bought pretzels but unable to afford them very often, I decided to have a go at making my own. I found a recipe that worked quite well but have tweaked it to improve the outcome. These are particularly good coated with cinnamon and sugar. They can be reheated and taste just as fresh as they were when they first came out of the oven. Enjoy!"

    scazza64 Buckinghamshire, England, UK

    Makes: 12 Large Pretzels

    • 15g active dry yeast
    • 5g caster sugar
    • 300ml finger-warm water
    • 630g strong bread flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 8g salt
    • 15ml vegetable oil
    • 50g bicarbonate of soda
    • 450ml hot water (hand hot)
    • cinnamon and caster sugar mixed, as needed
    • pure cane sugar syrup, as needed

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr rising  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and 5g sugar in 300ml warm water. Let stand until frothy, approx 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 100g sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add just a few drops of water. If it is wet sprinkle in some extra flour. Knead the dough until smooth, about 6 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl cover in cling film and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven 220 C / Gas 7. In a large bowl, dissolve bicarb soda in 450ml hot water.
    4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the bicarb of soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until browned.
    6. Remove from oven and brush pretzel with sugar syrup until coated on top. Then place the sugar/cinnamon mix on a plate and dip the pretzel until coated.
    7. Eat and enjoy!


    Reheat on Gas 6 for 5 minutes or microwave on full power for 30 seconds.


    Do not use any other flour than bread flour as they will not rise.

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