Saturday, January 31, 2009
Homemade soft pretzels, seriously.
I've had a busy last couple weeks, with very little down time for all my favorite home activities like cooking and sewing. So this morning, instead of getting work done that needs doing, I used a free hour to make soft pretzels from scratch! I've been wanting to do this for several months now, so perhaps its best just to go and do it so I can remove that desire from my brain and make space for other things. I used Alton Brown's pretzel recipe since it had such great reviews, and because he always seems to know what he's doing. Let me tell you, they turned out great, and actually didn't require as much effort and time as you might guess. They came out of the oven about an hour ago, and I've already had three... I didn't use pretzel salt on these, since I always pick it off anyway. I instead sprinkled regular salt over the top, which worked out quite well. The lovely picture above is brought to you in part by my new camera. So far I'm impressed!