Soft Pretzel Hearts Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese and Strawberry Preserve
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Preheat the oven to 425°F ( 220°C).
Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, then into a 16x16 inch (40x40 cm) square.
Cut the dough into 4 strips (each about 4x16 inch or 10x40 cm).
Spread one tablespoon of strawberry preserve onto the long edge of each strip.
Top with a tablespoon of ricotta cheese.
Fold the dough, covering the filling.
Brush the edges with a little bit of water and seal ends.
Shape the pretzels into a heart as shown in the picture.
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, carefully add the baking soda and mix until dissolved.
Dip each pretzel one at a time into the water, using a large spatula (possibly flat and with holes). Let it stay in the water for about 15 seconds. Don't wait too long or your pretzel will fall apart
Remove from the water. Let it drain and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe by / Author: Manuela