I have been on a sourdough kick lately and have 3 overflowing starters. Desperate to find some new way to use up a bit of my sourdough I tried making whole wheat pretzels. They turned out light, fluffy, and very mild. Here is the recipe:
2 cups sourdough starter (mine was fed with kamut flour)
1 cup water
Whole wheat flour (I used Kamut)
2 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
Mix sourdough, water, oil, and salt. Add flour until you have a sticky dough. Knead a few times and leave overnight to rise. In the morning punch down the dough and divide into small pieces. Roll each piece and shape into pretzels (or whatever other shape you want). Let pretzels proof for 2 hours.
Boil a large pan of water with 1 Tbs salt and 1 Tbs baking soda. Drop a few pretzels in at a time and boil for 30 seconds or so. Remove pretzels and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Brush with egg mixture (1 egg and 1 Tbs water) and sprinkle with course salt. Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.
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