Saturday, September 25, 2010
Away from the sweet but still soft and delicious; that's what this month's challenge is for Have the Cake. I love a good pretzel and I could eat a dozen Aunt Annie's pretzels. Well, I've never eaten a dozen pretzels but I don't think it would be too hard if I put my mind to it!
I found this recipe for butter pretzels on the allrecipes web site. They weren't difficult to make and while it is a bit time consuming to make your own pretzels, it is certainly worth it. The only downfall to this recipe was that it only made a dozen. However, homemade pretzels do not keep well so maybe only making a fresh dozen is a good thing. I adjusted the recipe a bit, adding melted butter instead of oil, reducing the flour and topping the freshly baked pretzel with more melted butter. Find the original recipe here.
I have since made this recipe twice as the first batch was gobbled up quickly. I sent two home with my son in law and my daughter called me to say, "Lose this recipe and die!" She also told me that this is the "cake" she wants for her birthday this year. I would have to say that this is most certainly a keeper recipe.