This is a traditional New Year treat in Germany. It brings luck when it’s the first thing you eat in the New Year. Germans typically eat it with butter spread on it. Rather than a salty pretzel, this is a lightly sweet dough. I converted and translated this from metric measurement and German language, and it turned out just wonderfully!
Provided by: cgalaise
Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
|6 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast|
|1 cup lukewarm milk, divided|
|4 ½ tablespoons white sugar|
|2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted, or more as needed|
|4 ½ tablespoons melted butter|
|1 teaspoon lemon zest|
|1 pinch salt|
|1 egg yolk|
|1 teaspoon white sugar, or as needed|
- Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup milk in a bowl; add 4 1/2 tablespoons sugar. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
- Stir yeast mixture and 2 1/4 cups flour together in a bowl until dough is dry and clumpy. Allow dough to rise for 15 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 cup milk, butter, egg, lemon zest, and salt to dough until evenly mixed.
- Knead dough, adding more flour as needed, until dough is elastic. Cover bowl with a clean damp towel or plastic wrap and allow dough to rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees F (199 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
- Gently knead dough; roll into a long rope on the prepared baking sheet and twist into a pretzel shape. Cover dough with a clean towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise for 15 minutes more.
- Brush egg yolk over dough and sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over egg yolk.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
Calories 254.6 calories, Carbohydrate 37.2 g, Cholesterol 68.5 mg, Fat 8.7 g, Fiber 1.6 g, Protein 7 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Sodium 70.5 mg, Sugar 9.1 g
Make and share this Neujahrspretzel (New Year’s Pretzels) recipe from SmallRecipe.com.
Total time: 2 hours
Prep time: 1 hours
Cook time: 1 hours
Yield: 2 Pretzels
|2 cups milk|
|2 large eggs|
|1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine|
|1 cup confectioners’ sugar|
|2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast|
|1 dash water|
|2 teaspoons salt|
|1 teaspoon vanilla extract|
|1/2 cup sugar|
|1/4 cup almonds, chopped|
|7 cups flour, unbleached|
- Heat milk and butter until very warm (120-130°F).
- Mix yeast, salt, sugar, and 1 cup flour.
- Slowly beat into warm milk.
- Beat for 2 minutes.
- Add eggs and 1 cup of flour.
- Beat for an additional 2 minutes.
- Add enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
- Place dough in a greased bowl.
- Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down and let rise again until doubled (1 hour more).
- Divide dough in half.
- Shape pretzel as follows: roll dough into a rope about 30 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
- Cross the ends leaving a large loop in the center.
- Flip loop back onto crossed ends to form a pretzel.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Place pretzels on greased baking sheets.
- Let rise 15 minutes more.
- Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Mix confectioners’ sugar, water and vanilla to form a thin icing.
- Spread icing on pretzels and sprinkle with chopped almonds.
- Makes 2 large pretzels.
Calories 2785.9, Fat 73.7, Saturated Fat 37.7, Cholesterol 367.7, Sodium 2913.5, Carbohydrate 461.7, Fiber 15.3, Sugar 111.4, Protein 66.5
super easy new year’s pretzel a ‘good luck’ tradition and a really delicious sweet bread treat to usher in the new year.
Provided by: dana vento
|1 Large Baking Tray|
|2 Pieces of Parchment Paper (one for baking, and one for after baking)|
|2 Cans of Cinnamon Roll Dough (5 Rolls to a Can and icing)|
- Open each can of dough.
- Remove the icing and set aside.
- Spread the parchment paper across the cookie tray.
- Now, separate the 2 cinnamon rolls together at a time.
- Do this 4 more times. You want pairs of 2.
- Next, unwind a pair of 2 cinnamon rolls but keep them together if you can.
- It’s time to make ONE side of the pretzel.
- Just braid from end to end and set on one side of the tray.
- Repeat this and do it for the other side of the pretzel.
- Of course, repeat again for the bottom of the pretzel.
- Now you need to make the ‘x’ across the center of the pretzel.
- It’s best to watch the video for this.
- Basically, you are going to braid another set of rolls and go top to bottom in a diagonal, then for the other side as well.
- Do leave overhang at the base of the pretzel.
- Bake at 375° for just 12-15 minutes (ovens vary so watch yours).