Spicy Pretzels with Bacon Spread & Pickled Tomatoes

Prep Time

20min

Cook Time

15min

Total Time

35min

Serves

4-6

Ingredients

  • Pretzels
  • 100g Eskort Bacon Spread
  • 625 ml (2 ½ C) bread flour
  • 60 ml (¼ C) brown sugar
  • 10 g dry yeast
  • 5 ml (1 t) white sugar
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • 250 ml (1 C) warm water
  • 500 ml (2 C) hot water
  • 60 ml (¼ C) bicarb
  • 5 ml (1 t) coarse salt
  • 5 ml (1 t) chilli flakes
  • Pickled Tomatoes
  • 500 g rainbow tomatoes
  • 125 ml (½ C) castor sugar
  • 250 ml (1 C) white vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • 5 ml (1 t) mustard seeds

Method

  • Pretzels
  • Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • Mix together yeast, white sugar and warm water. Allow to bloom for 10 minutes until it is foamy.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt.
  • Add the chilli flakes and yeast water. Knead until smooth and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Turn out the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and divide into 6 portions.
  • Stretch the dough into ropes and shape into a pretzel.
  • Combine the hot water and bicarb in a bowl.
  • Dip the pretzels in hot bicarb water and place them on a greased baking tray.
  • Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Pickled Tomatoes
  • In a small saucepan over moderate heat, heat sugar, vinegar, salt and mustard seeds and bring to a boil.
  • As soon as the vinegar boils, add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Serve

Smear Eskort Bacon Spread on each pretzel and serve with pickled tomatoes and a sweet preserve of your choice.