Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lúcuma pretzels....delicious!!

I recently bought powder lúcuma as its one of the 2 fruits I really miss from Chile (the other one is Chirimoya). I was very excited to try it in a recipe and here I am!. After making the successful chocolate pretzels from a previous post, I decided to do my very own variation with lúcuma....and let me tell you something, I like this one even better than the chocolate one!!...too good to be true? give it a go!:

-100g or a generous 1/3 cup of unsalted butter.
-100g or 7 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar.
-1 egg
-200g of plain (all-purpose) flour.
-50g of lúcuma powder.

To decorate:
-Icing sugar

1. Lightly grease a baking tray or line with baking paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.

2. Sift together the flour and Lucuma powder and gradually beat in to form a soft dough.
Use your fingers to incorporate the last of the flour and bring the dough together. Make a ball, wrap with cling film and put in the fridge for 15 minutes.

3. Break pieces from the dough and roll into thin sausage shapes about 10cm/4 inches long and 6mm thick. Twist into pretzel shapes by making a circle, then twist the ends through each other to form a letter "B".

4. Place on the prepared baking tray, slightly spaced apart to allow for spreading during cooking.

5. Bake in a preheated oven, 190C/375F/Gas mark 5, for 8-12 minutes (not more or they'll probably burn).
The smell coming from the oven is just incredible.... and believe me, all your neighbours will be queuing up outside your door :-)
Leave the pretzels to cool slightly on the baking tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sprinkle them with icing sugar, instead you can mix icing sugar and lúcuma powder to sprinkle your pretzels.

To store them, simply put them in an air tight container, a tin box is ideal.

I didn't want to dip them in chocolate like the choc pretzels I did before, simply because the lúcuma flavour is woth enjoying just the way it is, although nobody says you can't use chocolate!.



  1. I think is delicious dear, I adore lúcuma and this spunds amazing! me encantan la lúcuma! besos

  2. Gracias Gloria! esta es mi primera prueba con la lúcuma en polvo, estoy fascinada! :-)

  3. Te pasaste!And you put everything so graphically explained! BBC Good food is watching you! xx

  4. :) I love pretzels, but I have never tried the lucuma pretzels, sounds really great, thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. Hi Miriya, thanks for the visit!
    You've never tried lúcuma pretzels because this is the first time they've been made! :-) Let me know if you decide to give it a go, you'll love it! xx

  6. Voy a tener que probar nunca he oído de galletas de lúcuma, te quedaron muy perfectitos y lindos.

  7. Gracias Pili!, lo mejor es el aroma que sale cuando estás horneando y el sabor....creo que no durarán más de un día! x

  8. Hola Karin!! QUé buena idea la de tus pretzels de lúcuma, todo un acierto. Yo he usado mucho el polvo de lúcuma cuando vivía fuera de Chile también y queda espectacular en toda preparación, si lo incorporas en la crema batida para rellenar tortas o en una mezcla de yemas para postres, supongo que ya habrás hecho más experimentos, pero siaca te comparto la idea. Besos desde Quillota, rodeada de lúcumas y chirimoyos....

  9. Gracias Pamela! estoy fascinada con el hallazgo de la lúcuma en polvo. Aqui no venden la misma crema que se usa en Chile para las tortas, tengo que usar la crema espesa, que funciona pero se siente más pesada que la "chantilly".
    Un abrazote para ti!

  10. Qué pena lo de la crema, capaz que si sigues buscando encuentras alguna apropiada, en Bruxelas yo conseguía una perfecta, pero bueno, tendrías que cruzar el Canal...Besitos

  11. Hi, Karin. I love them, I'd like to make but ıt's difficult to find lucuma powder in Adana, Türkiye. What can I use instead of it.
    Thanks, Merry Christmas.
    See you.

  12. Hi Sare, you can use cocoa powder instead, or any other powder ingredient with a nice flavor. Merry Christmas to you as well! :-)


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