Spelt Soft Dough Pretzels
This weeks recipe has been contributed by Vitamin Specialist Robn-Anne Rose. When she is not working in the pharmacy Robyn loves to be in her kitchen preparing healthy, delicious, plant-based meals for her family. Robyn also has her own blog ‘Vitamins & Sprouts’ and has recently written her first book set for publish in early 2017 titled ‘Vitamin ME: how to successfully shop the vitamin aisle’.
This week Robyn shares with us one of her most favourite recipes….
“When my children were young we lived in the country on a communal property where everyone was predominantly self-sufficient. We had a large organic garden, free ranging chooks and there was an abundance of fruit trees. I also used to bake all our own bread. This simple lifestyle created in me a love for cooking and deep respect for health and wellness. The recipe I am sharing with you today is one of our favourite bread recipes; Soft Dough Pretzels. I still remember the excitement on my children’s faces as they peered through the oven door waiting for the pretzels to turn golden brown. This experience definitely had a lasting effect on them too, because my oldest son went on to become a qualified Sourdough Baker. These pretzels are delicious served warm with my White Bean & Mustard Dip (pictured above). I sometimes like to double this recipe and make knotted rolls that can be served with Sauerkraut as well”. – Robyn-Anne
Servings: Makes 6-8 pretzels
1 cup water
2 ¾ cups organic sustainable plain spelt flour
2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons raw sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil spread (ie. nuttelex or dairy free margarine)
1 beaten egg (Vegan diets may substitute 1 tablespoon of olive oil)
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
Layer ingredients into bread machine as listed above and run on dough setting. Once finished remove dough and place on floured surface. Boil 8 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of salt in a large pot. Break dough into 6-8 pieces and roll out to 30 cm in length. Shape into pretzels and lower into boiling water, one at a time, on a large slotted spoon. Boil on one side for 30 seconds and then flip pretzel over and cook the other side for 30 seconds. Remove from water and place on a greased baking tray. Paint the pretzels with egg wash or olive oil and sprinkle with seeds. Bake for 15 minutes at 200 °C. Serve warm with White Bean & Mustard Dip.
White Bean & Mustard Dressing
1 can of cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cloves garlic
½ cup tahini
Juice of half a lemon
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
¼ cup unsweetened coconut yoghurt (may substitute with Greek yoghurt)
Place all ingredients except the mustard and yoghurt in a food processor and combine till smooth. Transfer bean mix to a mixing bowl and fold through the leftover ingredients. Enjoy.
Dairy Free | Vegan | Vegetarian
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