We haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I want to try it.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes
- 1⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 tsp. granulated cane sugar
- ⅓ cup warm water (110 F)
- 1 Tbs. honey or agave nectar
- 1 egg (egg replacer)
- Canola oil
- (⅔ cup baking soda for soda bath)
- Melted butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks to brush onto tops of pretzels
- Coarse sea salt or other toppings for pretzels
- In a large bowl, mix warm water, sugar and yeast and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Whisk together the remaining dry ingredients and set aside.
- Add half of the dry mixture to the wet mixture bowl, together with the egg and honey.
- Beat on low speed of an electric mixer for one minute, or until well-blended.
- Add in the remaining dry ingredients and blend until well-mixed.
- If the dough is too dry, add an additional ½ to 1 teaspoon warm water.
- Gently roll chunks of dough to approximately ¾ inch diameter thickness and shape into pretzel twists using Gluten Free All Purpose Flour to dust the rolling surface.
- Place on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet.
- Liberally brush the pretzels with oil.
- Cover with a damp cloth and proof for 30 minutes in a warm place.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F
- 5 minutes before the proofing is completed, prepare a soda bath by adding ⅔ cup baking soda to 10 cups of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Stir until the soda is completely dissolved.
- Once the soda bath is boiling, gently submerge pretzels individually into the bath for 25 seconds, flipping over after about 15 seconds.
- Drain the pretzels and replace onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush the pretzels with melted butter and top with coarse sea salt or other toppings.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until light golden brown. Do not overbake.
Makes approximately 6 traditionally shaped pretzels.
- Make sure soda bath is at a rolling bath before boiling pretzels.
- Use a large slotted flat spatula to transfer each pretzel to and from soda bath.
- Don’t boil pretzels in soda bath longer than the recommended time or they may begin to break apart.
- Pretzels best when served warm, right out of the oven. If you don’t serve immediately, let pretzels completely cool, wrap and freeze. Reheat in oven to serve.