Monday, February 18, 2013

Pretzel Love

Last week Malcolm sent us a pretzel recipe that he and Christie had made together on Valentine's Day (Awww!  Isn't that sweet) ... and this afternoon William and I made them.  It was our first time making pretzels.  They are not difficult at all and are delicious warm from the oven - and even better with peanut butter spread on each bite.

Here's the recipe so you can give it a try if you are in the mood for fresh warm soft salt-topped pretzels.

Pretzel recipe
2 1/2 tsp yeast dissolved with 3 tsp sugar in 1 1/2 cups warm water
Blend in 4 cups white flour and some salt
Kneed dough until smooth (don't let rise) - add drops of water as needed if the dough is breaking apart
Cut into 16 even pieces 
Roll and twist into pretzel shapes
place on a greased pan
Glaze with milk and sprinkle with salt
Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes

We usually eat the skinny crunchy store-bought pretzels and I can't think I've ever had homemade ones before.  They are as different as night and day and now I love both.  Have you eaten homemade pretzels?  Which do you prefer?


My husband found the plate hangers for the missing fruit plates, but still no plates.  So in the meantime I have hung three pairs of other random plates that fit the space and the hangers. They are nice for a change and I'm sure the fruit plates will appear much sooner now that they know they have competition for the wall space.

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