… Likes Homemade Soft Pretzels

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post … sadly, my job’s been keeping me busy, too busy to do any cooking or baking, let alone try out new recipes. But I’d just discovered the Food Network a few days ago when I was changing my cable plan. And the first show I’d watched on that channel was a pretty funny one by the witty Alton Brown … Good Eats. Not only does Alton show us how to cook … eh, well … good eats, of course, but he also gets educational with the history, science and nuggets of information about those good eats, all accompanied by some humor. Check his show out on your TV or the episodes available on YouTube. And so, here I was … while laughing with Alton, he showed how easy it was to make soft, homemade pretzels. And here’s my yummy attempt at making those same pretzels … Homemade Soft Pretzels Adapted from recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2007 Prep Time: 30 min Inactive Prep (Rising) Time: 1 hr Cook Time: 25 min Serves: 8 large (hand-sized) pretzels or 16 small (palm-sized) pretzels Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm (110-115°F or 43-48°C) water 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons fine table salt 2 1/2 Tablespoons instant dry yeast 22 ounces all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 cups or 624g) (I’d used Pillsbury bread flour instead)...

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