I felt like making something to get my mind off, and found a link for awesome Hedgehog Truffles (Logan's favorite animal, he wants one as a pet soooo badly). Sooo Adorable! The recipe is in Polish though, and google translator does not do a good enough job to let me make the recipe. *sigh* If anyone knows how to *correctly* translate Polish I would be indebted to you!
So now that I am sad X3, I need something else. Todd has been asking for pretzels since before his birthday. I did not want to make them at my mom's because they create a MESS. Even worse than normal! But the idea of making either bread or pretzels appealed to me because of the kneading needed. So I told him if he went out and bought me a jar of yeast I would make him some. I wish I had the AWESOME recipe from my online cooking school I was in while living in Las Vegas, but sadly, I don't know where it is. So I did a search and found Mall Pretzels on AllRecipes.com. It is not the same, but works. Turned out pretty good.
|Our Golden brown Pretzel Knots|
|Rise! Rise my little yeasty Minions!!!|
|Process of cuts|
Then when I came back to my bowl overflowing with dough I rolled it into a large log, and
Dip into a small bowl or pan with 2 tablespoons baking soda dissolved in 2 cups warm water.
Then place on an sprayed pan and let sit and rise for 15-20 minutes. Bake at 450* for 8 minutes.
Brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt (sea salt or kosher are best, not table salt) or Cheese or Brown Sugar and Cinnamon mix.
Yumm Yumm! These are nice and tender! Todd ate them all in like within 15 minutes (though I might have had one or two...)