7 November 2020

Pretzel dough flatbreads


It now seems a lifetime away that I lived in Germany. I moved away from there in 2007, so it has been a while indeed. I spent nearly ten years in Cologne, so of course I still miss many things from there. Today’s food is one of those things. There was, and still is, a bakery chain making these tasty flatbreads on a pretzel dough base. I would often get one as a snack on the go. That’s where my inspiration for these flatbreads comes from.

I made half of my flatbreads with an onion, garlic and Cheddar filling and the other half with bell peppers and Mozzarella. I also made sodium carbonate to make my basic pizza dough taste like pretzels. The dough is dipped in the sodium carbonate for a while before hand-stretching, filling and baking the flatbread. You can read all about this method in my previous Pretzel roll post.

Have a nice weekend!

Your VegHog



  1. Wow this sounds delicious - I have only made pretzels once and found it quite a bit of work - do you boil your dough for these pizzas? That is one thing I remember doing that was not easy. I have just been reading Stasiland by Anna Funder which made me want to go to Berlin so I am a bit jealous you had 10 years in Germany.

    1. Pretzels are a lot of work, but I have my own simpler method. I don't boil the dough, but dip it for a couple of minutes to hot sodium carbonate.

      I do miss Germany, there are some very good things about that country. I'm close by now, but of course travel isn't what it used to be. Maybe I can go and visit there soon again.


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