I’ve made several German recipes for my kids’ high school German classes over the last few years. My daughter decided she wanted to try real homemade German pretzels when she was a Freshman. Previously I had made Bretzel Rolls , so luckily I was already prepared for this. The Bretzel rolls were amazing so I set out to find a genuine German pretzel recipe.
I hit Foodgawker.com first where I found the delightfully amazing blog La Cerise. This blog is run by Astrid, she lives in Zurich and bakes up some true masterpieces. This German pretzel recipe was originally adapted by Astrid from a German website. I’ve calculated the adjustments from metric to standard, so I was very pleased that our homemade German pretzels came together so well.
The first time I made them they were considerably smaller than I expected. Mine looked quite a bit fatter than Astrid’s, so when I made these again, I made sure to roll out my ropes longer.
That was back in February of 2009. Fast forward a few years and I’ve made these homemade German pretzels several times.
Authentic German pretzels are a little smaller and not as fat as the kind you get at the county fair or local food stand.
They are delicious though and you should definitely try them!
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