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Almond Toffee Pretzels

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 38 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Italian

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Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water, warm
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter + some for topping, melted
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups water, hot
  • 1 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • butter

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp white sugar in warm water, set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup soft brown sugar, and salt. Make a well in the centre the then pour the yeast mixture and the melted butter. Using hand, mix until it forms a dough, remove from bowl then knead until dough is smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl then cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 pieces then in a non-stick surface (not floured it will be hard to work out in a floured surface) roll each dough into a long rope and form it into a pretzel shape. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl add baking soda and hot water.
  5. Mix together 1 cup soft brown sugar and almonds then place on a large plate.
  6. Dip each pretzel shaped dough in the baking soda solution.
  7. Drench pretzels in almond sugar mixture then place in a lightly greased baking pan.
  8. Bake in a 220C preheated oven for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, spread some butter on top then serve.