Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Chaos Tip #3: Make Homemade Pretzels!

Mmmmm, mmmmm, homemade pretzels! The kids had all sorts of fun forming the pretzel dough into loads of different shapes...

This is what Zoe does lately when we point the camera at her!

Check out Emmett's toothless grin!

Ian, your pretzel kinda looks like a cow pie!

Although I must say, the recipe we tried didn't turn out tooooo good. The kids still enjoyed them, but Ryan and so much. Luckily, my most awesome and wonderful, sis-in-law, Shelly shared her tried and true recipe...

Amish Soft Pretzels
(makes 15)
Mix: 1 1/2 C. Very Warm Water
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 TBS Yeast
Let it sit to soften yeast then add:
3/4 tsp. Salt
4 C. Flour
Mix, then knead together and let sit for 15 min.
Form pretzels by taking a small piece of dough (size of lemon) and roll into a "rope."
Form into knot and dip into solution of
1/2 C Hot Water
2 TBSP Baking Soda
Place on GREASED baking sheet and sprinkle with pretzel salt (or you can use Margarita Salt or leave plain). Bake at 550 degrees until browned- bakes very fast. WATCH!!! Remove from oven and dip tops in melted butter (or brush butter on tops) May sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar at this point if you haven't used salt.

Don't those sound yummy?? Thanks Shelly!


Beth said...

Thanks for the recipe. We made them today, and they were so yummy!!

Shelly said...

Thanks for posting the pictures, we sure appreciate your willingness to help. Love you all!