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