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anyone a good baked pretzel recipe?

mutantspace's picture

anyone a good baked pretzel recipe?

just wondering if anyone has any good baked pretzel recipes...would be much appreciated thanks

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

low hydration dough.  One that will be stiff enough to hold its shape in a lye bath.  Start around 50% hydration with AP wheat flour.

MichaelLily's picture

510g flour

12.6 g salt

6.6g malted barley flour or brown sugar (I have found no difference in taste or handling)

9.6 g idy

18 g softened butter

288 g water

Mix, let rest 10 mins. Divide, preshape, let rest 10 mins. shape into pretzels , place on parchment, place into fridge for 30 minutes up to a couple hours.

dip in a lye bath at 3% dilution (ie 1000g water and 30g lye salt)

bake at 425 on a stone for 11-15 minutes


This is what I do at my bakery and I have cross checked it with various German recipes and videos, and can verify fhat it is within the parameters of authentic. Produces very good results, and approx 3 large pretzels (which is about 12 normal person pretzels).