Welcome back! For the month of April, we are going to make PRETZELS!!
Stuff them, glaze them, make them sweet or savory, we want to see what you can come up with. Sweet or salty, you just can't go wrong with a delicious sourdough pretzel.
We are so excited to see all of the beautiful, delicious pretzels that were made this month.
These pretzels were so versatile and absolutely delicious. Pretzels easy enough to whip up in a day, but so delicious they were gone by the next!
The inspiration for this month's theme came from this recipe, but please feel free to use whatever recipe you'd like. Please post your pretzels on April 20th.
Or, if you don't have a blog but want to join us anyway, please send a photo of your amazing pretzels to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20th and we will post your picture on our reveal day!
So link up! If you baked along with us this month, enter your link below and share your delicious results! If you don't have a blog, just email us your photo at email@example.com and we will include your photo here! And if you do have a blog and would like your photo to be included in our slideshow, email us a picture, too! :)
Sourdough Pretzels2/3 cup sourdough starter
1 cup warm water
3 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon table salt
Topping(s) of choice (coarse salt, cinnamon sugar - whatever you want!)
(and an egg for egg wash for shine/to adhere toppings)
Mix starter, water, oilvand salt.
Mix in flours until you have a nice ball of dough (keep it soft though) (you might not need all four cups of flour).
Knead the dough until smooth and set aside to rise in a warm place (at least a few hours). You can refrigerate the dough overnight if you would like.
Punch dough down and roll it out into a big rectangle.
Begin cutting off strips to work with as individual pretzels.
Roll each strip into a "snake" and shape the pretzels your version of a knot (or whatever shape you want) and place them on parchment/waxed paper to rise.
When fully risen (more or less doubled), lower each pretzel carefully into a large pot of boiling water with baking soda dissolved in it (at least 1/2 a cup per 4 quarts of water).
Turn over after about a minute and boil for another minute.
Remove with the biggest slotted spoon-like thing you have and place on a rack to drain.
As the pretzels are boiling, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Brush each pretzel with egg-white wash and immediately sprinkle them generously with coarse salt.
Bake for about 12-13 minutes.
Recipe from Sourdough Monkey Wrangler)
Please check out our Sourdough Pretzel Board on Pinterest for all these recipes, plus more inspiration!