Created by Spinneys
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves Makes 20
Cuisine European
Special Occasion Easter
Diet Vegetarian
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 1069
Fat 79.9g
Saturates 11.2g
Protein 37.8g
Carbs 46.2g
Sugars 14.2g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Combine the flour, yeast, milk, 4 of the eggs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Cover and place in a warm place until doubled in size – approx. 1 hour.


Zest the lemon.


Add the butter, sultanas, candied citrus peel and zest to the flour mixture and mix well.


Divide the dough into 20 balls. Working with one ball at a time, roll it into a 25cm-long sausage then shape it into a pretzel, tucking the ends underneath. Repeat with the remaining balls.


Place them on floured baking sheets, cover and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.


Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.


Meanwhile, whisk the remaining egg and brush the pretzels lightly with the egg wash. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds.


Bake the pretzels for 20 minutes, or until golden and puffed.


To make the glaze, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix in 2 tbsp of lemon juice.


Remove the pretzels from the oven and immediately brush with the glaze. Allow to cool before serving.