Hello there =)
Every now and then, my boyfriend finds a recipe online he’d like to try. Now we’re a pretty simple couple in terms of our meals and eating habits, and by simple I mean impatient. Monday through Friday, if it can’t be done in 20-40 minutes we’re not having it.
These new recipes are usually more involved so they make great weekend ventures for us to do together. Nothing says love like bumping into each other in the kitchen. Full disclosure: I’m the one in the way; I clean up as we cook and follow him around like a puppy sometimes.
The most recent culinary adventure: homemade soft pretzels.
At about 9pm on a Saturday night we decide to give this 2 hour project a go. Sounds reasonable, right? ;)
He found the recipe on The Food Network as most of the recipes we try are from there. A whole network dedicated to food? It has to be good. Of course we make changes here and there, but mostly out of convenience considering we jump into them at odd hours.
Doesn’t that look yummy?
Now, I’m not a foodie nor do I consider myself to be a food blogger, but I thought it’d be fun to have some recipes here from time to time. I mean, eating is the best party of celebrating life right?!
I listed the changes we made to the recipe in the notes below but I’ll put them here too =)
- We used salted butter instead of kosher salt and unsalted butter.
- We did not put pretzel salt on prior to baking; we used a garlic salt butter mixture brushed on top after baking
- This would be good for dipping in too!
- We do not have a stand mixer; a bowl and hand mixer with dough hooks worked fine.
Give it try, let me know how yours turn out. Forgive the lack of pictures and the couple crappy ones… I have yet to learn how to work miracles with my camera at 10pm in a poorly lit kitchen.