I know I know, what happened to pie week? Well if you remember I announced Pie Week with the caveat of "If I get my act together this weekend". While I did do a lot of cooking and had a very productive weekend, the last 2 pies got bumped! Expect pie week to finish in the second half of next week. Now on to the pretzels! I was going to meet some bloggers for brunch this weekend, and I noticed a call for pretzels on one of their websites. I had the ingredients on hand, and some time to kill, so I answered the call! I have made soft pretzels before, but these are the hard variety. Me and my roommate snacked on them all week! They actually went great with the homemade ranch I posted yesterday.
This recipe was easy, EXCEPT for rolling these all out.
A quick boil before they go into the oven.
Salted and brushed with egg yolk.
These only photograph in cups. Any other way and they look awful.
I followed a recipe today. Alton Brown's soft pretzels were so good, I knew I could trust the hard ones. The only change I made was that I had a nice salt blend lying around that had onion, garlic, pepper and lemon flavors in it. I used that salt instead of pretzel salt.