Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pretzels Please


I don't care much about football, but I do enjoy the food associated with the Big Game, so I decided to try my hand at soft pretzels and see if they were Bowl-worthy. They were a little tedious, but very delicious and worth the effort for a special occasion. I used Alton Brown's recipe to ensure scientific pretzel perfection. The dough comes together quickly and doubles in size after you let it rise for an hour. You get to make that fun shape for which Youtube videos proved especially helpful. Slipping the raw dough into boiling water and getting it out while maintaining a cute pretzel-y shape was the toughest part. After that, they bake for about 15 minutes, and you have 8 pretzels -- soft, chewy and perfectly salty. Pair with a beer and mustard for dipping. Game on!

14 comments:

  1. I do not care a bit about the game, but the pretzels look delicious & totally worth the effort!

    I am sure that the ones who do care about the game will be pleased indeed!

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  2. I totally need to try this...They look oh-so scrumptious:) Yum! xo

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  3. Now that looks yummy! I suppose you have to root for the home team Giants, unless you're Jets fans, in which case you will root against both teams...

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  4. Homemade pretzels are my favorite! I make them every now and then, but I use a recipe that my mom has used for years and it doesn't require boiling. They don't, however, come out brown, more like a golden color.

    Now I want to make them! Also, you know that cheese that comes in the box of Velveeta mac & cheese? Its so yummy as a dip for them.

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  5. Wow! They look really incredible!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  6. I haven't tried making pretzels yet but I really want to! These look so yummy...

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  7. Your photos are so beautiful! The pretzels look delicious!

    Freshly baked pretzels with mustard and beer is the perfect game time snack! :)

    Great post!

    Cheers,
    Christi

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  8. Oooh. I might just have to make these for game day. Yum.

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  9. I have always wanted to make these! It would be a fun thing to bring into work as treats! You've inspired me to try!

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  10. These look so good with the mustard and beer!

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  11. Funny, I've made a couple of batches of pretzels in the past few weeks for the first time, but was going to try Alton's next. It's even printed out and ready to go. Now I definitely will!

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  12. I would love to try out homemade pretzels, I am sure though I won't be able to make it in time for this weekend's party. Thanks for a great post!

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