Thursday, August 16, 2007

Smokin' Good Pretzels


This morning I woke up with a bad case of swollen fingers and toes. Why you ask? Well, instead of sampling one of the salty pretzels I made with the kids, I ate 4 - yes, 4. Let me try to redeem myself a bit by saying: they weren't giant, they were my dinner and little Owen ate 2. Not that those things make it any better that I ate 4, but I just couldn't help myself. When Sam got home Owen said, "Dad, Dad come see these - they're smokin' good!" They were, they were really delicious - good enough to eat 4.

I have been on a quest for the perfect pretzel for quite some time and just found this recipe for Soft Buttered Pretzels on the back of the Pillsbury flour bag. They are fairly easy to make, but there is a step where you briefly boil the dough in water with baking soda to get the outside chewy. If you make these, just take care not to let too much of the baking soda water end up on the baking sheet. Hopefully, when they come out of the oven all golden and smelling yeasty and delicious you will be able to show a bit more restraint, but you might just find that 4 doesn't seem like that many.

Here is the first one. Yuck - it's a tosser. The water wasn't hot enough.

Pretzel Flop


You're probably thinking you wouldn't even eat 1 at this point, but just you wait. Here are the ones the kids made - lookin' better:

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These are among the 4 I ate...:


Pretzels

13 comments:

Kari said...

Hmmmm, hmmmm, good! It's early for me but you are makin' me HUNGRY! I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be thanking you for that, though. If its one thing I don't need, it's to be hungry! lol But wow...those look so good (the later ones, of course!).

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

I would totally eat 4 of those! You better get busy drinking water girly! I'm gonna give that recipe a try soon. Thanks for the link.

Splaneyo said...

I did have to get up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water, but that was okay because Owen needed one too. They were totally worth it though.
Heather

Becka said...

Omygosh, those look delicious!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Thats it. I'm coming to your house!!!

Gigi said...

As you had indulged, feel regret and guilt, next time go whole hog and enjoy them with a cold Pilsner Urquel, such luscious pretzels deserve no less. lv Gigi

katiedid said...

Practice makes perfect! I think I would have overdosed!

Splaneyo said...

Gigi,
Sam and I washed ours down with Blue Moon - not an Urquel, but also very good.
Heather

Sarah Jennings said...

I wish I had some yeast in the kitchen cabinet...I would make these right now!

Kathy said...

O MY! I love salty pretzels. I might have to try this recipe! You are making me HUNGRY!

Aimee said...

We must be long-lost twins or something! :) I love soft pretzels too. I was just telling my husband last night that it is one of my favorite foods - he disagrees. But anyway, I think I will have to try making them sometime. I've never tried and yours look too good to pass up!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

only four? whimp!

Thimbleanna said...

Yum! These look great - thanks for sharing. And Four? Congratulations on stopping!