It's the Lenten Pretzel Bake Off of 2009! Just like last year I am taking suggestions for homemade pretzel recipes to try with my kids! Please let us know if you have discovered a yummy super easy recipe that your family loves! This truly is a sacrificial act for me because it is soooooo easy to run up to Target after Mass and pay the gangly kid behind the counter a nice, tidy sum to bake, butter and salt to taste perfect pretzels for each of my hungry kiddos. It's not that I am lazy, just afraid.
An encounter between me and that temperamental stuff almost always ends badly (the one exception). Karen E., do you have a recipe for pretzels? Ruth's family liked this one and I am intrigued by it since it only calls for a warm water bath for the pretzels prior to baking and not a boiling one. I am not sure who Auntie Anne is but I hear she isn't afraid of yeast!
Then again, there are some recipes that don't call for a bath at all. Now, I know that bagels are also boiled before they are baked but not being a kitchen scientist, I don't really know why so if anyone cares to enlighten me, I would be most appreciative. Thanks and have a great weekend!