Pretzel Success!

Alton Brown’s pretzel recipe is not bad.  Compared to a genuine Philly soft pretzel, it is a bit different, but good in its own right.  Traditionally, pretzels are first boiled in lye.  This recipe uses baking soda.  It works, but makes a slightly different flavor, and doesn’t quite do as good a job with the hard outer shell.  But this looks good:

Home Made Soft Pretzels

They taste pretty good too.

8 Responses to “Pretzel Success!”

  1. BillH says:

    First Mr Completely, now Sebastian… maybe if Tam took up baking it would cheer her up too?

  2. bitchy mom says:

    They look great!

  3. Carl in Chicago says:

    They look absolutely delicious!

  4. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    There’s a Filipino grocery store near where I live that sells lye. Let me know if you want me to pick up a bottle or 2 for you.

  5. Tom says:

    Lye? You didn’t get that info from the Brady bunch did you? Is this their latest campaign to demonize gun owners

    “They’re feeding their children LYE, we have to take their guns away!”

    OK, I did look, appears legit. I had no idea.

  6. George says:

    Looks good. Told you they rocked.

  7. Thirdpower says:

    Damn, those look good. Now I have a taste for pretzels.

  8. Slowstdy says:

    Ok, I’m putting you on the food roster….