Ugh! This post is disappointing. Unfortunately MoFo demands that we forge ahead no matter what has come out of the day's work.
So, I tried to make pretzels - you know, the NYC street food that appears on every corner of every block. The filling and delicious but nowhere near healthy, salty, perfect snack to keep you running for a few more hours. Well, I failed miserably!
I used this recipe and, while they tasted okay, they were certainly not the crusted, sort of stale, rubbery to eat pretzels I've oddly come to love.
These were thyme-touched, soft, fluffy, light little dough bites. Ugh! They didn't even brown, so they looked like palid, flaccid, little yeasty dummies. They are also annoying to roll out and fold. These aren't pretzels.
I did use all-purpose flour rather than whole wheat...maybe that made a difference. Anyway, I really want to keep trying! This is like, my white whale of this month's MoFoing so far. Ditch the thyme, brush with soy milk and lemon rather than olive oil and lemon juice, and use a heartier flour. Also, make them smaller. Those are the tips I'll incorporate next time, and then we'll see what's up.
Eat with mustard. That helps everything.