I’m not really feeling food right now. At all.
But what I am feeling are warm, yeasty homemade pretzels.
This recipe is from the book “Applehood and Motherpie” – a classic that my mother used all the time growing up. I remember shaping these pretzels during rainy afternoons into pretzels alphabets, mostly for our own initials!
1 package active dry yeast (7 grams)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups flour
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 425˚
Measure out yeast
Dissolve in warm water
Stir in salt and sugar
Add 4 cups of flour
(Take a break to clean up the flour that was knocked off the counter)
Before this happens!
Cute little flour footprints
Mix with dough hook until blended
Knead dough until semi-smooth
Cut dough into smaller pieces and roll into ropes
Shape dough into pretzels shapes (or in whatever shape you would like!)
Place pretzels on a foil-lined baking sheet
Brush with beaten egg
Sprinkle with salt
Bake at 425˚ for 15 minutes or until
Especially good with some mustard!