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Thursday, 7 April 2011
Soft Pretzels and a Bad Hair Day
Today I was in the bank, paying some bills, and a woman came up to me and said"you have beautiful hair"
I think she might have been drinking.
Soft Pretzels Recipe
Into the bowl of a mixer with a Bread Hook add:
3 cups Bread Flour (2 1/2 Cup White and 1/2 cup Whole Wheat)
1 tsp Instant Yeast
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Sugar - (1 tbsp White and 1 tbsp Brown)
1 tbsp Powdered Milk
With mixer running add:
1 tbsp Oil
1 cup Warm Water (Skin Temp Warm)
You might need to add a bit more water but mix well and add dribbles of water if necessary to get a smooth dough. It should feel like your breasts did when you were 25.
The dough should look like this and This is what your thighs will look like if you eat too many
Remove from the mixer bowl and knead a couple of times on the counter and place back into the mixer bowl that you’ve oiled slightly and let rise, covered with plastic wrap and a towel, for about an hour until doubled (more or less) in size. Set oven to 425 deg. F. in about 15 minutes. Punch down dough, cut into 8 pieces, roll each into a log shape, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for about 30 minutes. Roll each log into long thin strips about 15 - 18" long.
Twist into a knot.
Drop into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds, flip, wait 20 seconds and remove to an oiled sheet pan.
Sprinkle with sea salt and poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
Bake immediately at 425 degrees F for about 18 - 20 Minutes.
Make and eat these and it will take your mind off my hair.