Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I am craving...
a soft pretzel. WHY I have no idea......but I am. Could be because I cannot even remember the last time I had an actual carbohydrate! :)
AND here is a recipe for HOMEMADE soft pretzels...which are made similarly like bagels! (I SHOULD NEVER have posted this photo...it made the craving worse!)
1 cup warm water
1 package dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup flour
4 cups water
2 tbs. baking soda
2 tbs. coarse salt
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand for 10 minutes. Add the vegetable oil, salt and 1 1/2 cups flour. Stir together until thoroughly combined. Add remaining flour and knead dough for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 1 hour.
Divide the dough into 12 equal shapes and reform them into small balls. Let them rest for 15 minutes. Roll them into 18" lengths and form them into pretzel shapes or cut each length in half to make sticks. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
In a large pot, place the baking soda and water to a boil. Let the pretzels rise for a 1/2 hour. Add the pretzels to the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and place on a greased sheet pan. Sprinkle with coarse salt and bake for 12 minutes
I am also missing my Multiply blog tremendously. I should never have deleted my account. I am an idiot. I have done this before....you would think I would learn. I have emailed them once again asking them if I could have my account back. HOPEFULLY I can.....no word yet. I am getting tired of waiting to hear from them..so I may have to just open another account. I know...patience....it has been a holiday after all.