It was not the easiest recipe and my pretzels aren't exactly the prettiest things. I'm proud of them though and I got them done just in time to celebrate the day!
|The first steps were easy enough - the bowl was too small though. You'll see in the 3rd picture that I had to switch to a bigger|
|Yeast water + brown sugar. I need to figure out a better way to store my brown sugar so it doesn't solidify and make recipes take 20 minutes longer trying to break off pieces.|
|I finally got control of the dough. I don't think 5 cups of flour are necessary. I could have done with 4 or less.|
|Roll out. That reminds me so much of baking at German Camp...|
|Another loop over|
|And a twist|
|I suggest shaping a bunch before boiling and salting any - makes life a lot easier|
|Boiling baking soda water|
|Into the water you go|
|Salted and ready to bake|
|I get a pretzel too, right? (He got some Greenies cat treats instead and was happier with those)|
|Plate Full of Pretzels!|
I ended up with 27 total pretzels. They're certainly not giant sized, but they're a good little snack. I didn't bother trying to make any dip. I'll probably use some butter like I ate them in South Germany. Butterbrezel (buttered pretzel) are so amazing!
There's you German word of the day! Brezel = Pretzel.
Happy National Brezel Day everyone!