Pretzel

German: "Brezel"

A pretzel is derived from the dialectal German pronunciation "Brezel", is a baked pastry made from dough that is commonly shaped into a knot. The traditional pretzel shape is a distinctive symmetrical form with the ends of a long strip of dough intertwined and then twisted back onto itself in a pretzel loop. In modern times, pretzels can come in a wide range of shapes. Salt is the most common seasoning for pretzels, complementing the washing soda or lye treatment that gives pretzels their traditional skin and flavour acquired through the Maillard reaction. You have several other options for toppings of course: Poppy Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds as well as Cheese + Bacon. They come in the regular Pretzel shape, but also in knots, buns or sticks.



Ingredients
plain flour, milk, Olive Oil, salt, sugar, yeast (+ topping)