Good Luck Pretzel From The Pilot’s Daughter

Look at this delectable sweet bread that is German in origin from The Pilot’s Daughter…….

It is a wonderful, delicate sweet bread with a thin almond flavored icing.


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

January 4th, 2013

The Pilot's Daughter


Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had an amazing time welcoming 2013 last night.  I found a recipe for a German new year’s pretzel that is supposed to bring good luck throughout the year.  We used the pretzel loaf for French toast this morning— fingers crossed we ate enough.

German New year’s Pretzel from America’s Test Kitchen

Makes 2 large loaves


1 cup whole milk

3 large eggs

1/3 cup warmed water (110 Degrees)

4 tbs unsalted butter, melted and cooled

6-6 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 1/2 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast

2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground mace (I used nutmeg)

1 large egg for eggwash


1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup whole milk

1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)

pinch salt

1. For the dough: Whisk milk, eggs, water, and melted butter together in liquid measuring cup.  Combine 6 cups…

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