Single Serve Sourdough Pretzel

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Just who do I think I’m kidding?  I can’t go without my carbs! I can’t even go without gluten.  Gluten and carbs need me. It is good to feel needed.

I was craving a pretzel so bad my arms started to twist into a pretzel shape.

I searched the web for a single serve recipe because who needs that stuff laying around the house calling your name?

I found what I wanted at Top With Cinnamon but I wanted to use my sourdough start. I adapted the recipe to use 2 tablespoons of my start, for the yeast taste, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder for the rise. We all know how long sourdough takes to rise. My twisted arms couldn’t wait that long. I also doubled the recipe because who can eat just one pretzel?

Single Serve Sourdough Pretzels

1/3 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for shaping
pinch sugar
pinch salt
2 tablespoons sourdough start
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 to 4 tbsp warm water

For dipping
1/2 cup warm water, 1 tsp baking soda (and 1 egg yolk, if you want it to look shiny which I didn’t do)

In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir in 3 tbsp of water first. If the dough is dry, then add a little more water

Pour the entire contents of the bowl out, onto a lightly floured work surface and sprinkle with more flour

Knead gently until the dough comes into a ball

Shape the dough into a roughly 20″ rope. Make the rope into a U shape, twist the ends over each other and fold them down over the base of the ‘U’ to make a pretzel shape

In a dish, combine the water and baking soda (from the dipping ingredients). Dip the shaped pretzel into the mixture and coat completely. Transfer to a well sprayed baking sheet. (If you want a shiny pretzel, brush it with egg yolk).

Immediately sprinkle over topping of choice. Leave in a warm place to rise and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F – bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

I am sharing this with Foodie FriDIY #42

And Fiesta Friday by The Novice Gardener
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Fiesta Friday co hosting is being done by Safari of the Mind and Ginger and Bread. Check them out and all the fun.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ginger
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 11:16:40

    I LOVE this! Carbs AND gluten – what’s not to love? Thanks for sharing it with us at Angie’s – Fiesta Fridays are not the same without a pretzel 😉

    Reply

  2. Loretta
    Apr 17, 2015 @ 12:42:59

    Welcome to Fiesta Friday. These pretzels look ever so good. There’s so many folks out there using the sourdough starter, I best get my act together. Thanks for bringing this to the party 🙂

    Reply

  3. Arl's World
    Apr 20, 2015 @ 14:54:33

    Yummy! 🙂

    Reply

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