- 300gr flour
- 2tbsp sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
- 2tsp yeast
- 250ml warm water
- 150gr butter, melted and cooled down
- 0.5tsp salt
- 1 egg yolk
Mix 4tbsp flour with the sugar and the yeast and stir until you have a smooth mixture. Place a clean tea towel on top of the bowl and let it rest for 5 minutes. Then mix this with the butter, the rest of the flour and salt. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Place it back into a bowl, cover the bowl and let it rest in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
Make 24 pieces from the dough. I did this by first separating the dough into two equal parts (for the first 12) then separate it again in two equal parts (for 6 each) and again (for 3 each) and the last part I split into 3 equal parts. You will end up with 24 more or less equal parts if that makes sense. Now make rolls from each ball. The dough will be a bit stretchy and make sure you cover your hands in flour to prevent sticking. Keep rolling until the dough is thin enough to form a pretzel shape (see picture). If you don't get it right the first time, keep trying. Once you get it, it is fairly easy, you just need to get in the flow. And the dough is easy to model after you placed it in the basic shape. Coat the pretzels with the egg yolk and sprinkle some sugar on top. Then place them in a pre heated oven on 180 degrees.
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