Thursday, February 17, 2011

I made some pretzels

 I have never made soft pretzels before and I love them.  I never eat them because you have about a 30 percent chance of getting a good one at a game or other event.  It was super easy.  I used Alton Browns recipe easily found online.   Just make a dough with yeast, flour, a little sugar and salt.  Let it rise for an hour to about double size.  Divide it into 8 pieces.  Roll each piece out 24 inches and make a pretzel shape of your choice.
 You then put each one in boiling water that has some baking soda in it for about 30 seconds.
You then rub each with one egg yolk/1 tablespoon water mix and sprinkle with salt.
 I think I baked them at 450f for about 12 minutes.
 They are great out of the oven.  They store poorly in the refrigerator and just ok on the counter.  The ones I put in the freezer after they cooled are really good and just need to be warmed in the microwave.

3 comments:

queasyfish said...

Are you trying to steal my wife?

Jared said...

Maybe.

Heath said...

I tried Jared's pretzels. I'd say a good wife for a great pretzel is a good trade. (did that sound gay?)