Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Baked Whole Wheat Pretzels

This is yet another interesting recipe of nita mehta which i tried it for the first time and it was very tasty as it have nice flavours in it & its very healthy as it has wheat flour in it....u can have it as a snack .....

Ingredients

1 cup warm water

1 1/2 tbsp dry yeast

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp ajwain

2 tbsp kasoori methi

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

salt to taste

2 tbsp milk

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp white sesame seeds

Method

  • Mix milk and 1/2 tsp salt and keep aside for brushing over the pretzels
  • Sift wheat flour with baking soda and salt and keep aside
  • In a large bowl, mix warm water,yeast and sugar ,cover nicely and keep in a warm place for 10 minutes until frothy
  • Add ajwain and kasoori methi ,sifted flour to the yeast mix and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes till it is smooth & elastic and keep aside for 30 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 15 equal parts, take each piece and roll ourt a thin rope out of it as shown below
  • Make a loop and twist ends like a rope and seal at the end(see picture)
  • Place the pretzel on the greased tray and brush apply the milk & salt mixture on each pretzel and sprinkle white seasame seeds
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15 minutes till golden

(u can make big and small sixe pretzels, if u make small ones it will be crunchy and hard and if u make big pretzels it will be semi-soft after baking)