It wasn't until middle school that I discovered there was such a thing as a soft pretzel...I was instantly hooked. I don't like the small crunchy ones, unless their coated in chocolate or flavored yogurt. Mmmmm. One of the great things about doing this blog is that we are being introduced to some fun and funky new food ideas that may not ever have come our way before, and this past week we got a great food Pinstrosity from Leanne that I'm dying to try out now. Pretzel Rolls!
The Original Pin
Leanne tells us, "I was thrilled to find this recipe and it looked so good. I followed the recipe, although I used my kitchen aid to mix and I used whole wheat flour instead of white."
And here are her results:
They don't look exactly like the picture, but hey...what project hardly ever does, right? Leanne say that this recipe "made 15 HUGE buns. Like small loaves of bread. If I had made them for a picnic lunch for 15 people it would have been great. Piling cheese and veggies on them would have been lovely."
Her other problem...getting the salt to stick to the pretzel roll/buns, but that was, as she pointed out in the email, probably because they didn't have coarse sea salt on hand to use (I'm assuming that means she used regular table salt?).
So not a complete disaster, but this didn't quite turn out how Leanne had hoped. She sent along her own recommendations for the future:
- Make 30 buns instead of 15. Freeze some for later.
- Next time I'll make some pretzels out of the dough as well. Just because.
- And one I'm adding, grab you some coarse sea salt for this, because what is a pretzel without the salt?