Vacation has been good to me. I’ve had lots of time to bake cookies, cakes, and most recently, these delicious homemade soft pretzels.
Some of you may know that I adore soft pretzels. I started my affair when living in Germany, where every bakery would sell them fresh and delicious. It’s also a welcome treat at a Red Sox game. I know, I know… at $4.50 it’s such a rip-off, but it’s the experience I look forward to more than the food. And for a non-Fenway-Frank-eating vegetarian, it’s something to stave off the between-inning hunger, you know? And with that yummy yellow mustard? I can’t help myself.
Anyway, I discovered today that soft pretzels are incredibly easy and fun to make, and within about 2 hours (most of that in the rising or baking time), you can be munching on your own. I used Alton Brown’s Homemade Soft Pretzel recipe.
Here’s a close-up!
The recipe makes 8 pretzels in all, but I made 4 pretzels and 4 rolls (I do love a good pretzel roll!) The salt is course sea salt, lovingly procured by my husband yesterday as my obsession was forming. I love being able to put on my own amount of salt – I’m generally a big salt fan, but not so much of the overwhelming amounts of salt on pretzels sometimes.
I will be making these again (and again, and again)!Posted by robyn on December 30th, 2009 under cooking, crafts
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