If you're looking for an easy recipe for traditional soft pretzels then this is exactly what you need! These pretzels are soft inside, golden brown on the outside and topped with rock salt. Much easier to make than you might think and a really tasty alternative to a bread roll!
Put the yeast, flour, salt, brown sugar and milk into the bread maker and set it to the dough setting but if you don't have a bread maker then follow the instructions here.
Put the oven on at 200C. Cut the dough into 12 evenly sized pieces. Roll each one between your fingers until it reaches a length of about 40cm.
To make the dough into pretzel shapes, make a U shape then bring each end into the middle, cross them over each other and press them into the side of the U. You should then get a pretzel shape with 3 holes.
Bring a large pan containing 7 liters of water to the boil. Add the bicarbonate of soda and then add the pretzels, one at a time for 5 seconds each.
Sprinkle a little salt on the top of each pretzel. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and eat on the same day.
Nutritional information is approximate and a guideline only.