Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a bowl. Add the maple syrup and milk, mix and knead into a soft, smooth dough. Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for approx. 1 hr. until doubled in size.
Shaping the pretzel, Step 1
Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Shape each piece of dough into a roll approx. 60 cm long.
Shaping the pretzel, Step 2
Fold the rolls in the middle.
Shaping the pretzel, Step 3
Twist the ends of the rolls several times, creating a large loop at the bottom.
Shaping the pretzel, Step 4
Bring the twisted part down to touch the bottom of the big loop and press firmly to secure.
Bring the water to the boil, add the bicarbonate of soda. Using a slotted spoon, dip the pretzels individually into boiling water for approx. 30 secs., drain, place on a tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle with salt while still damp.
Bake for approx. 15 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C.
ca. 15 Min. in der Mitte des auf 200 °C vorgeheizten Ofens.
Combine all the ingredients and serve with the pretzels.