Instead of offering traditional garlic knots as a freebie
to customers, add these authentic pretzels to your menu
as an upsell item.
Chef Bruno is PMQ’s culinary advisor, with more than 50 years of international pizza experience.
He is the corporate chef for Marsal & Sons and the culinary coach of the U.S. Pizza Team.
4 c. all-purpose flour
2½ c. whole-wheat flour
2 packets dry yeast
2 tsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 egg whites (save the yolk)
2 tbsp. coarse sea salt
1 c. water, hot
Mix the flours, yeast, sugar, egg whites, baking
powder and salt in a bowl. Make a hole in the center of the mix and pour in the hot water. Form the
mix into a dough and knead it until it’s smooth,
about eight minutes. Now cover it and set it aside
for about a half-hour to let it rise.
Preheat the oven to 450°. Once the dough is
ready, knead it again and divide it into 20 equal
pieces. Roll each piece out to about 15” long in
a ropelike form. Start to fold the dough into a
pretzel shape by making a U shape, then crossing
the ends over each other and pressing them back
onto the U shape. (Sprinkle the dough with a little
water if it starts to get dry.) Once you’re done, place
the pretzels on a nonstick baking sheet. Whisk
the egg yolk and brush it onto the pretzels. Let
rise for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle some sea
salt on top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until
Hello, my readers! Today I’m going to teach you how to make pretzels the right way. My family and I rang in the new year with these pretzels, and they were
delicious. ;ey’re very easy to prepare and will make a great
signature side item that you can add to your menu. Pair
these pretzels with a marinara, cheese or honey mustard
sauce, and you’ve got a real winner. Pretzels are also a great
alternative if you don’t want to o;er traditional garlic knots.
Besides, garlic knots are often given out for free with pizzeria orders, but you can charge for these pretzels. A lot of
pizza shops in New York are already doing it. It’s another
opportunity to upsell customers and make more money!