January 23, 2013
There are things you can get addicted to and I am not talking about a devil called internet. I mean pretzels. Yes, pretzels, soft, warm, fresh, the ones I buy almost every day and have with my coffee or without, with salt or butter or cinnamon… There are many variants. In Berlin there’s thousands of pretzels and I do buy them,. I love them in a strange kind of heart shape but I prefer the long ones, that look like a small baguette. For me it’s like eating a salty fingers, so small, delicious and can’t harm you.
But obviously, during the life time you have “moments” when you realize things. Like I did. One is that my hips are not 18 anymore and I can’t eat pretzels every day. The second one - if I like something so much I should learn how to do it myself. And I did, I baked amazing pretzels. And I know it was a mistake as I’ll eat it very very often.
BTW. after 6 months we bought a fridge. I am crazy happy, I store my ice creams inside.
You will need:
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/4 tsp instant dry yeast
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- salt, for sprinkling
Place flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix it. Pour warm water over it and mix until all ingredients combine. Transfer your dough on a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes. Add a bit of flour if needed, dough should not be sticky anymore. Transfer the dough into a bowl brushed with an oil and put into a warm place for 30 minutes (you can heat an oven to 50*C and leave it over there).
Place the dough on a floured surface and cut in 6 equal pieces. Then roll each of them in a shape of a long rope, when ready shape it into pretzel (it’s like making a heart shape).
Transfer pretzels on a baking tray covered with a paper. Melt the butter and brush pretzels with half of it. Bake in 220*C for about 12 minutes, until golden brown. When ready, brush it with the rest of the butter, sprinkle with salt and eat when still warm.
Source: Love veggies and yoga