Elle as our Head Master of Kitchen table said the following: “let's gather around the kitchen table as the fabulous Bread Baking Babes delve into the past...610 AD in fact...and we can decide if we believe that these bread morsels were used by monks of that time to teach little boys to pray or to reward them for staying quiet during Mass...or both. That's the story behind Soft Pretzels, called Bretzels in German. The traditional shape resembles hands folded in prayer.
I really don’t dare to say it out loud but I’m afraid I made B…! Try again: B…! Honestly I tried but they became B… instead of pretzels! Pinched of pieces of dough, rolled them out in ropes, even got as far as to make a horse shoe shape and then somehow they coiled up into BUNS! *shudder*
There. I’ve said it. Buns. Not pretzels.
But boy did
they we have fun that night! I bashed late into a party that was going on for a while in G+, all their breadies were done and the girls were ankle deep in conversation/wine. That’s the atmosphere I came in and had to bake. Yeah I can see you feel so sorry for me… Not!
Never mind their shape, the boys here ate them anyway! I feared the dipping in boiling water and the inevitable wrinkling afterwards (I cried out for help and from 4 girls around the globe came the answer that a really short stay in water evens out all the wrinkles. Now girls, think of that when you run your hot bath!)
Our girl Elle over at Feeding my Enthusiasms will have the recipe up for you shortly, I wish you words of wisdom, wines of fun and happy channeling cinnamon when you bake and become our Bread Baking Buddy! See Elle for the details and bake with us!