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June 17, 2009

Making Bavarian Pretzels

Filed under: food,photo,vegan/veggie/ar — Tags: , , , , , — laura @ 11:59 am

Making pretzels is a similar process to making bagels. Mix, ferment, shape, retard, boil, top, bake. I tried really hard to fuck these up. When I need to measure out water that’s a certain temperature range, I usually make the adjustments in the measuring cup, then pour out the excess once the temperature is right. This time, I got the temperature right, then just dumped the whole cup into the flour mixture. Crap. So I fiddled with it by adding more flour and a bit more yeast until the dough texture seemed about right. I was working with the Bavarian Pretzel recipe in Daniel Leader’s Local Breads. Unfortunately because I’m an idiot, this wasn’t a real test of the recipe. They came out pretty well despite this. The pretzels were best still warm from the oven. Oh yeah, I also burned the crap out of my arm on the baking sheet. Add that to the collection of scars.

 

pretzels taking a swim

pretzels taking a swim

 

pretzels ready to bake

pretzels ready to bake

 

cinnamon sugar pretzel

cinnamon sugar pretzel

 

sesame seed and salt pretzel

sesame seed and salt pretzel

 

pretzel party

pretzel party

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