Soft Sesame Pretzels
An ideal recipe that you can share, cook, bake, laugh and make a fine old mess with kids, friends, family and your loved ones over the weekend.
- 450 g flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 150 ml warm water
- 100 ml milk
- 50 ml oil
- 10 g dried yeast
- Sesame seeds for sprinkling on top
- 1 egg lightly beaten
In 150 ml warm water, add the sugar and yeast. Don't stir it; allow it to sit for about 5 minutes, then gently stir it to make sure everything has dissolved.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and pour in the yeast and sugar mixture. The dough should be firm and moist, not sticky or gooey.
On a generously floured surface, knead the dough for 10 minutes. Keep adding flour to your board as the dough incorporates it.
Lightly oil a large bowl and turn your dough around in it to coat. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1 hour. Punch the risen dough back down, then let it rest for another 10 minutes.
Separate the dough into 8 chunks and work them into ball shapes. Use whatever well-floured utensil you want to press a hole in the middle of each ball, then work it into a ring shape. At this time, set your oven to 220ºC . Brush a bit of your egg wash on each and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds. Bake them for about 16-18 minutes, until golden.