Pretzels come in many flavors - here is a
chocolate version to bake and enjoy.
Ingredients : Makes 28
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Butter, at room temperature
Egg white, lightly beaten,
for glazing sugar crystals, for sprinkling
Sift together the flour, salt and
cocoa powder. Set aside.
Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Cream the butter until lights.
Add the sugar and combine beating
until light and fluffy.
Bean in the egg. Add the dry
ingredients and stir to blend. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in
clear film and chill for 1 hour.
Roll the dough into 28 small balls.
Chill the balls until needed.
Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5.
Roll each ball into a rope about 25
cm/10 in long. With each rope, form a loop with the two ends facing you.
Twist the ends and fold back on to the circle, pressing in to make a
pretzel shape. Place on the baking sheets.
Brush the pretzels with the egg white.
Sprinkle sugar crystal over the tops and bake in the oven until firm,
about 10-20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.