Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pretzel Time!

For our Family Fun Night we decided we would try to make homemade Pretzels. We were going for the kind you get in the mall, you know, the big, soft, warm pretzels! MMM! We looked forward to this for weeks and brainstormed on all the dipping sauces we wanted to accompany our pretzels. So, we had to do some research. We decided to use this recipe for our pretzels.
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
We love watching Food Network shows (although we don't get that channel here in Canada) and Patrick likes Alton Brown, so we decided to go with his. Then, we had to figure out how to make them. We watched this video several times.
YouTube - How to Make an Auntie Anne's Pretzel
It was fun to watch the video, but we definitely arent' pros! We all ended up doing our own thing.

I think one of the hardest parts was the pretzel bath. After you form your pretzels you put them in a Baking Soda/Boiling water bath. They seemed to come apart a little and be hard to get out of the bath at this stage.

We're not opening up a pretzel shop or anything, but we were very pleased with the results, and even more pleased with the taste! Wow! They were delicious!
Here's our dipping sauces: Cheez Whiz, Dijon Mustard, Regular Mustard, and a recipe I saw for mixing Cream Cheese with Dijon Mustard, Dark Chocolate, and Cinnamon/Sugar.
*Warning* If you try this, these are very filling! We had several left over!
I think we'll definitely be doing Pretzel Nite again! Anyone want to join us?

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this! as soon as i have a chance i think i'll try this!!! you guys are sooo creative!