A Pizza Pretzel production with Pictures!

The players;
1 teaspoon yeast.
1 tablespoon brown sugar.
2-3 cups flour.
1 cup warm milk.
Olive oil/your preferred oil.
Toppings and spices – I used Cheese, Chilli, Pepper, Oregano, chicken shavings and red onions.
1 egg.
Salt.

[ACT 1 – the creation.]
Warm the milk in the microwave for approx. 1 min. It’s important not to have it boiling hot.
Mix the brown sugar and the yeast into the warm milk.
Leave this mixture for 5-10 mins for the yeast to start to grow.

Picture of yeast fermentation!
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[ACT 2- Get down and dirty.]

Sift two cups of flour into a bowl.
Create a ‘hole’ in the middle of the flour.
Pour your now fermented yeast mixture into the flour ‘hole’.

Mix!
Note – your mixture will still be slightly stick.
That is okay.
And if your mixture isn’t slightly sticky?
That is okay too.

Now – add more flour a handful at a time until you can form a nice ball that you can knead by hand.
(Skip this is your mixture isn’t sticky.)

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Pull out your mixture and knead for 5-10 minutes by hand until the dough is nice and smooth.

(At this point your dough shouldn’t really be sticky, a slight stickiness is still okay.)


Oil the top of the dough and the bowl.

Leave it in a warm place and wait for it to roughly double in side. (Approx. 1/2 hour – 1 hour.)

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[ACT 3- The plot thickens.]

After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto either chopping board or a prepared floured area.

Cut the dough into as many pretzels as you want.
(I generally make 16 pretzels from 1 batch of dough. You can make super giant ones if you wish!)

The secret!
CHILLI.
Yes, it’s amazing.
It gives it an awesome kick.
Notice how there is no salt? That’s because we are putting salt on the top, there is no need to add more.

The fillings.
Cheese.
Red onion.
Chopped up chicken shavings.
Really, you can add anything you want as long as you can still fold it up.
At this point in time, it’s a good to start to preheat the oven at 218°C or 425°F.

Pick out a bit of dough and roll it into roughly a rectangle shape using a rolling-pin.
Put the fillings in the middle and pinch the ends together.

Then roll!
But, roll carefully or you will end up with holes and splits. Those are a bugger to deal with.

[ ACT 4- Consumed and finished.]
This is what the finished roll should look like.
After it reaches this stage, place it to one side and finished rolling the rest of the dough.
Letting it ‘rest’ makes it a lot easier to twist into the pretzel shape.
Unless you are a super speedy worker, the dough will rest 5-10 mins.

After letting the dough rest you can further roll it out to be longer.
Then it’s a simple case of twisting the ends upwards then down.
Like a bow!
Pretzel bow!
Is anyone else tempted to stick the pretzel bows onto say, clothing?
No? Just me? ..Oh.

Anyway!
Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk.
Lather the egg using a pastry brush all of the pretzels.
Sprinkle salt and cheese on top.
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Pop them into the (now heated) oven for 10 minutes for the small ones and 14 minutes for the bigger ones.

Actually, it depends on if you want the outside more ‘golden’ or not.

And that is how you make Pizza Pretzels.

You see easy yes?

Now go forth!
Drown the world in baked goods!

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(Also- OMG JAPAN! D: Giant Earthquake. Even Giant Pretzel can’t fix that.
D:!! )

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[END ACT – CLOSE CURTAINS.]

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About kamaness

Hi! I'm Mel. I run Kamaness with my two siblings Karl and Ness. Not that they post. It's pretty much just me talking about myself to myself.
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11 Responses to A Pizza Pretzel production with Pictures!

  1. wow! looks amazing!! I’m always looking for new recipes, so I think I’ll give it a try :)

  2. Syill says:

    omg I’ve forgotten to check your blog for AGES.
    But yummmm! Those look so good!
    I might have to make some today along with my yogurt poppyseed lemon cake :D

  3. Syill says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe!!
    I made some with savoury ones with ham, olives, onion, capsicum and cheese and then a sweeter batch with apple + cinnamon and pear +raisins.
    They turned out so well! Parents really liked them too <3

    • kamaness says:

      You are very welcome!
      Ooooo, that sounds really really nice. I was thinking that these would go perfectly with marmite and cheese in the middle as well.
      I’m glad!

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  5. Geok Chunn says:

    Finally got round to making these! Didn’t turn out as pretty as yours but they’re definitely yum!

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