This is a recipe from a book that I love...."Patisserie" from Christophe Felder
Bretzels Sucre....Sweet Pretzels
15 grams of fresh yeast or 7 grams dry yeast
3 tbsp warm milk
325 grams all purpose flour
75 grams granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp salt
115 grams butter diced and softened
80 grams candied orange peel diced
1 tbsp orange flower water
1 egg and milk
Orange Flower Syrup. It is in the recipe, but I didn't make it. For the syrup, you mix all together, heat it until sugar dissolves. Then you brush every sweet pretzel when they are warm.
70 grams of sugar
70 grams of water
2 tbsp orange flower water
Mix the yeast with the milk and 70 grams of flour, Mix it and let it rise for 1 hour. Add the remaining flour, and let it rise for 30-45 minutes in a warm area. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, and salt. Knead it well for 5 minutes or until the dough separates from the sides of the bowl. Knead the butter in for 5 minutes. Add the orange candied peel and orange flower water. Shape it in a ball, cover it, and place it in the fridge for 3 hours.
Divide the dough in 6 pieces, and make balls. On a floured surface, stretch each ball in a "pipe", and make a pretzel shape. Place it over parchment paper, and let it rise covered loosely with plastic wrap for 45 minutes. Brush it with egg glaze, and bake them at 350F for 10 minutes, and reduce the temperature to 340F for 20 minutes or until golden brown. ENJOY!