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
2 tablespoons sourdough start
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 to 4 tbsp warm water
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