Some Germany’s Typical Dishes
They are bread worldwide known for having a peculiar intertwined form, their name justly refers to “small arm”, because it looks like a pair of intertwined arms and has a slightly salty flavour.
In Germany and especially in Bavaria, its place of birth, the best pretzels are part of the typical food of the country and you can find it in two categories: pretzel biscuits and soft bread pretzels. The second type can be prepared with a variety of flavours, including almonds, garlic, etc.
Its main ingredients are usually: wheat flour with yeast, milk or water and butter or pork fat; the dough is briefly dipped in a 3% sodium bicarbonate solution before baking, and usually sea salt is added, although they are also made sweet, flavoured with cinnamon, vanilla, etc. Some regional recipes add egg, lemon, sesame seeds, etc.