I’m sorry. I did that thing again. The thing where I made something so delicious, you decided you’d rather move in with me than try to make all this food on your own. I get it. I used to be that person too. While I have contemplated the pros an cons of having a huge piece of land my friends can all live on, for now you’ll have to look at these pictures long enough to convince yourself to make them.
Pretzels are incredible. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like them. If that’s you, maybe just don’t tell me. I’m not sure I could handle that.
Needless to say I generally stay away from pretzels because I love them too much. Until this recipe happened. Gluten free pretzels that only use coconut sugar. They’re dairy free too!
The Pretzel Process
Begin with by mixing the warm water and yeast. Then add in the dough mixture. Cover and let rise for 60-70 minutes.
Roll out the dough onto parchment paper. I sprinkled my parchment paper with brown rice flour to keep the dough from sticking.
Transfer the pretzels from the paper to the hot water bath. They only need to be in the water for 3-5 seconds, not much.
Olive oil is the key for these savory pretzels. Most recipes finish with a butter glaze, but I wanted a different zing-zing flavor.I used Buckeye Creek Farm Olive Oil for this recipe. Brush the olive oil on the tops of the pretzels. Sprinkle the rosemary and kosher salt on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
One batch can make 12 medium pretzels, or 6 large pretzels.
In a large bowl, whisk the yeast and warm water. Let set for 5 minutes.
While setting, collect your other ingredients.
Add in the flours, coconut sugar, salt and baking powder.
Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir together.
Add in the egg and softened butter.
Once mixed in, cover the dough to let it rise for 60-70 minutes.
Next pour the dough onto parchment paper. I use brown rice flour to sprinkle on my parchment paper to keep the pretzels from getting sticky.
Break the dough into equal parts. You can make approximately 6 large pretzels or 12 medium pretzels.
Preheat the oven to 425°. Spray 2 cookie sheets with olive oil spray.
Now heat a large pot with 4 quarts boiling water, baking soda and the sugar. Once the "bath" is boiling, quickly dip each pretzel in for 3-5 seconds at a time. Be sure to remove them quickly and efficiently. I transferred mine directly to the sprayed cookie sheets.
Coat each pretzel with olive oil. I used a cooking brush.