Friday, October 11, 2013

Pretzels for Oktoberfest

We were invited to a German Oktoberfest dinner, so I decided to make pretzels as my contribution to the meal. Pretzels fall into a category of bread making that involves boiling before baking. Why? I have not yet investigated the science behind it, but I can attest it makes a smooth chewy bread. Think bagels. With salt.

 
I used the technique found on this website. Note however, I did not put beer in the dough (as called for in the recipe) but may try that next time. Also next time, I will roll the dough even thinner, as it puffed up quite a bit in boiling. Hugely delicious!

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