Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Great Bakesperiment

(See what I was trying to do with that title there? Bake + Experiment should really = bakexperiment but it just didn't seem right without an S in it. Gosh, making up words is TOUGH this early in the morning.)

Over the weekend, my dad decided it would be a good idea to bake his own soft pretzels.

I blame it on the Indianapolis Star. He's always finding weird recipes and ideas in there.

So armed with this recipe we had ourselves a project.

It's simple, in theory.

Mix up the dry ingredients and then dump in the wet stuff. Knead for ten minutes.
And let me just say - ten minutes might as well be eternity. Thank goodness those aren't my hands kneading the dough!

Then you let it sit for 5 minutes to rise before splitting it into logs. Which you then roll out and braid.



Then we let them sit overnight but you chill them for at least an hour in the fridge.

After that, they go for a dip in a baking soda bath.

And then into the oven they go!


And after a bit....

Salty deliciousness.

They were, of course, not quite as soft and chewy as the ones you'd find at your local mall... but they were deliciously carb-y. Mmm.

Mmm. I could go for a soft pretzel right about now.



17 Classy Comments:

Haley said...

Those look delicious!

Ashley said...

mmm YUM!!! That sounds really REALLY good!

Lauren said...

YUMMY!!!!!! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

Hi, I'm drooling now.

Mandy said...

Yummy!! They look delicious. I've never made pretzels. I may have to try now!

PinkSass said...

Hello new look. Love it.

THE Stephanie said...

All I know is I wish I had your metabolism. Your love for carbs is amazing. LOL

Whitney said...

Mmmmm YUM!!!! Send me some ;)

The Ratpack said...

I love soft pretzels!! I will be making these soon and dipping them in honey mustard!!

thenextmoment said...

OMG, thank you for bringing this into my life. I've been wanting to make pretzels at home for a while but haven't gotten around to looking for a recipe. And now one has been delivered to my reader. Happy day! They look totally worth the kneading work!

katie@tulsadetails said...

Drooling. I heart soft pretzels!!

etta said...

Mmm... now I want a pretzel with cheese!

Holly said...

They look really good! I've never made pretzels!

Meg said...

How fun! I admire your baking bravery -- I've never thought about making my own pretzels. I could go for some salty deliciousness now, too.

Rachel said...

I think I want to spend my Saturday making some of these!!

Full of Heart said...

I haven't tried this recipe yet but a friend of mine has and said it was delish! I can't wait to give it a try myself, I'm definitely craving these!
http://www.copykat.com/2009/03/05/auntie-annes-pretzels/

Juliet said...

really crazy! I tried your recept! it's a bit diffucould but so great! i love it! i REALLY love it!

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