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Sourdough Pretzels

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CAphyl's picture

Sourdough Pretzels

Like so many of you, I hate to throw away my sourdough starter, so I made pretzels for the first time.  They really turned out very well; a much better first time bake than some of my other first-time experiments!   My husband is a bit picky, and he really enjoyed them.  We ate one fresh out of the oven.  I tried a few things that were different than the recipe, and I think I will do the same the next time I make them.  I really wanted a recipe where the pretzels were boiled, so I found one that was fairly simple.  The shaping will take some practice, but I happy with the first try and look forward to making them again, perhaps with a little different twist.  Now, I have to do some real work rather than enjoy the Labor Day holiday baking!


dabrownman's picture

fine shaping.  They look terrific and if they taste as good as they look....where is the mustard?

Happy baking

Floydm's picture

Whoo... beauties!

I watched a very experienced baker... I think it was Craig Ponsford... shape pretzels recent.  It was awesome: he was givng a talk and barely paying attention to what his hands were doing, but even still he'd get them rolled out real long, pick them up by each end, and then SNAP!  With a little flick of the wrist, he had them shaped.  It was amazing.

CAphyl's picture

Thanks for your comments.  I will have to work on that wrist action and get the mustard next time I eat one!