I've never made pretzels before and these are fabulous! The only change I made to the recipe is to add the salt after the flour because I wasn't sure if the salt would be OK with the yeast. I read that the other chefs didn't know how to knot the pretzels so I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwy9c0foFTc and it was easy to do after watching it. I also served these with Sour Cream Mustard Sauce/Dip, which was a perfect compliment. Made for Went To The Market tag game. Thanks Syd! :)
Tasty! These are really good pretzels, nice and crusty, with a tender inside. My only problem was shaping and rising. I didn't realize how hard it would be to get a nice, smooth, pretty pretzel. But, that's not a problem with the recipe so much as it is with my own two hands. And they taste great, which is what counts.
Made for ZWT #6's Oma's Kitchen Challenge. Great recipe, but need Oma to come over and teach me how to better 'tie them in a knot, or tie them in a bow.'