Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Homemade Soft Pretzels

baked pretzels 1
Have you ever tried making pretzels?  I always thought they were too much work and not worth the bother.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.  I tried making my first batch a few months ago and we loved them so much (and ate them so quickly) that I made a second batch that same week.

Think you’re not a fan of pretzels?  That’s what I thought too, but my only frame of reference were those pretzels you can find at any mall.  These are (like most things homemade) significantly better. 

I used this recipe from Alton Brown.  I recommend weighing the flour and not just scooping it out of the bin.  Also, when he says to divide the dough into 8 equal pieces I did 12. 

pretzels finished


Lee and Sharon said...

I have made pretzels and love them. Yours look even prettier than mine and definitely yummy. They are fun aren't they?

Valerie said...

The last time I made pretzels they didn't turn out so great. Yours look perfect---soft and big.