Monday, October 21, 2013
Pretzels must be a hot food trend right now, because I've been seeing them everywhere -- in cooking magazines, on fast-food menus, at the grocery store bakery. I took a few days off of work earlier this fall and decided to try a pretzel recipe I found in the latest issue of Hy-Vee's Seasons magazine.
I was surprised by how easy this recipe is. I mixed and kneaded the dough in my Kitchenaid mixer. (Thanks again to my parents & sister for giving me the mixer for my birthday!) The dough rose beautifully. The hardest part was rolling out the pretzels. I don't have enough counter space to roll out the dough in long ropes. So my pretzels puffed up quite a bit in the oven and ended up looking more like pretzel rolls than knots.
My hubby got the bright idea to turn the pretzels into hamburger buns. He made blue-cheese mushroom burgers (with Maytag blue cheese). So good!
You can find the Hy-Vee Seasons pretzel recipe here: https://www.hy-vee.com/seasons/recipe.aspx?r=8778.
Have you ever made homemade pretzels? Do you have any tips for shaping the pretzels? I'm definitely going to try this again, now that I know how easy it really is.