I've been making traditional German pretzels with a lye bath, but the pretzels tend to bake onto the baking sheets. I've tried a few different kinds of trays, all with less that perfect results.
- Non-stick coatings actually stick to the bottom of my pretzels and get pulled off the trays.
- Some pans without coatings react visibly with the lye solution, i.e. bubbling. Unfortunately, I'm not sure which metal this pan was made of. On the other hand, the pretzels stick less.
- Wax paper sticks to the degree that I have to cut it off.
I would like to find a solution that prevents my pretzels from sticking and me from ingesting any Teflon, metal, or paper.