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Pumpkin Pretzel Recipe

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October. The month of chunky knits, autumnal colours, pumpkins and, of course, Halloween…

To celebrate the season, Fay, Local Concierge in Switzerland, shares her recipe for Pumpkin Pretzel. Best served warm, fresh from the oven…mmm!

INGREDIENTS

• 1 tablespoon granulated brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon active dry yeast (just over 1 packet)
• 1 cup of your favourite beer
• 1-2 cups warm water
• 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons salt
• ¼ cup pumpkin puree (homemade from roast pumpkin ideally)
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing and the pan
• 10 cups water
• 2/3 cup baking soda
• Coarse sea salt


METHOD


• Combine the ½ cup of warm water, sugar and yeast in a stand mixer bowl and leave to stand for five minutes
• Add 1 cup of your favourite beer to the bowl
• Stir in the flour, ½ cup at a time, until you've added three cups
• Stir in the salt, pumpkin puree and oil, and slowly add the rest of the flour
• Using the dough hook attachment of a stand mixer, knead the dough for 5-6 minutes, or until it forms a smooth ball that pulls away from the side of the bowl
• Pour a little olive oil over the dough ball, cover loosely with plastic wrap or a tea towel and allow the dough to rise for about an hour (or until it has approximately doubled in size)
• Preheat the oven to 230°C. Have two baking sheets ready with baking parchment on them
• In a large pan, bring 10 cups of the water and baking soda to a boil
• Meanwhile, divide the dough into eight pieces
• Roll each piece into ¾"-thick long rope, curve into a U-shape, then cross the ends over to create the traditional pretzel shape
• Boil each pretzel in the water and baking soda for 30 seconds. Use a slotted spatula to transfer the pretzel to the baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, and repeat with the remaining pretzels
• Bake at 230°C for 13-16 minutes, or until the surface is browned and starts to crackle

Et voila! Now we'll take one for breakfast, lunch and dinner please…

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