Makes 8 medium pretzels
500 gr. flour, sifted 1½ Tbsp. dry yeast 3 Tbsp. sugar 1½ cups water ¼ cup oil
1 tsp. salt
2 liters water
2 Tbsp. baking soda
½ cup sugar-free silan (date syrup) or honey
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water or oil
Kosher salt, za’atar, sesame, sunflower or nigella seeds
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, add flour, yeast, and sugar. Mix on low speed. While mixing, slowly add water (not all of it) and the oil. When the dough begins to form, add the salt and continue mixing for 7 minutes on medium speed. Cover with a towel and let dough rise for 30 minutes.
Just before dough is finished rising, take another large bowl and add water, baking soda and silan.
Mix and bring to a boil. Then lower flame.
Split dough into 8 sections and roll out each section. Double over dough and form into pretzel shapes.
Add 3-4 pretzels into pot with silan and cook for 30-40 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on baking paper. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle seeds on top. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 180° for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.