Saturday, 23 October 2010

a soft pretzel, okay, no, a love letter to my current crush

soft pretzels

dear, you, the one that inspired me to wrote Jack And doris.
i just want to tell you that im a big fan of romance, but i dont do romance.
i dont do infant talk, i dont play cute.
i do girly stuffs but im not a girly girl.
i embrace my crazy super short haircut and no, im not going to grow it longer.
im not smart, my teeth arent pretty, i have pimples on my face.
im a bit boyish, i stay up late to watch football, my favorites are converse and doc martens.
im a dumb at sketching. im a messy student.
im sassy, im mean, cruel, i tease and laugh to some people.
i eat fast and messy, pretty much like a pig.
im LOUD! not cute loud, im a what-the-hell-loud.
i, maybe, dont do marriage.
i want to go to Congo, Rwanda, Karachi, Afghanistan and all other conflict zones.
im not religious.
im not an it-girl.
i dont have many friends.
i dont know if i can fill the shoes that the other girl has left you.
because im nothing like her, im all i've said above.

soft pretzels - cinnamon sugar

but here is the good news, i can make a very good pretzel!
really, i make a wonderful, soft and chewy pretzels.
the end.

soft pretzels
soft pretzels


* 4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
* 1 teaspoon white sugar
* 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
* 5 cups bread flour
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1 tablespoon melted salted margarine

* 1/2 cup baking soda
* 4 cups hot water
* 1/4 cup sea salt salt, for topping
* 1/2 cup melted butter

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.

4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned. brush melted butter using pastry brush to each pretzel while hot.

soft pretzels


sandi said...

I like you, your blog, and your soft pretzels :)

Ardna said...

bam! what a pretzel! yum.

Paris Pastry said...

Awww, that was such a sweet post! Your pretzels do look amazing!

GRICIA said...

in love with u.. ^__^
ayuuu ketemuan yukk..pengen dh g kenalin sama temen g yg suka baking jg.siapa tau both can get along ^__^

Cassidy said...

Sweet and savory! Mmmm looks wonderful.

Happy Halloween lovely!

gigi123 said...

OMGoodness!! Now I have the late night munchies...those looks yummy!!!!

Enjoyed your post!!