Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels {blogmas day 19}

Tuesday, December 19, 2017




In my experience, there are very few things in life that can't be made significantly better with the addition of cinnamon sugar - and soft pretzels definitely aren't exempt from this rule! Using the base of my simple soft pretzel recipe, these sweet and cinnamon-y donut-like pretzels make a perfect festive sweet treat. And with this surprisingly easy recipe, you'll be impressing all of your friends, family and colleagues with a christmassy treat that hits the spot for everyone's festive cravings!

To make six pretzels you will need:
- 500g strong white bread flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 5 teaspoons soft brown sugar
- 1 sachet instant yeast
- 60g bicarbonate of soda
- 350ml warm water
- 125g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 50ml almond milk
- 1.5 tablespoon maple syrup

For the optional vanilla dip you will need:
- 1 serving vanilla coconut yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Start by pre-heating your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and lining a tray with non-stick baking paper.

Using a sieve, add your flour to a bowl then combine with the salt, sugar and instant yeast, then add the warm water and stir to form a dough.

Once a dough has formed, turn your mixture onto a floured surface and knead until you form a smooth ball.

Place the dough into a floured bowl, cover and leave to rise for around 45 minutes.

Once the dough has risen, split into six equal pieces of around 150g each.

On a floured surface, roll each of your pieces into long sausage shapes of around 30cm in length. Then form your pretzels by lifting each end of your dough crossing and twisting the dough in the centre and pressing the ends down on each side.

In a separate bowl, combine your caster sugar and cinnamon.

Place the bicarbonate of soda in a large pan filled with water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, gently place your pretzels into the boiling pan one at a time. Leave each pretzel in the bicarbonate of soda bath for 30 seconds then, using a slotted spoon, remove and place on your prepared baking tray.

Sprinkle your pretzels a small amount of cinnamon sugar before baking - but most of your sugar should be left until after the pretzels have baked!

Place the pretzels in the oven for 20 minutes and allow to bake until golden brown.

As the pretzels bake, combine your almond milk and maple syrup in a shallow bowl and place to one side.

For the dipping sauce, simply combine your coconut yoghurt with a tablespoon of maple syrup, then leave in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Once the pretzels have baked, remove from the tray and dip each pretzel into the almond milk and maple syrup, then sprinkle generously with your remaining cinnamon sugar.

Then you're ready to dig in! There's no bad time to enjoy a cinnamon sugar pretzel, but these sweet treats taste especially delicious when enjoyed still warm alongside a hot coffee!

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