The sourdough journey continues......
This week I decided to go outside of my comfort zone again and try to make something that has intimidated me since I was a child. Pretzels, while I love eating them, shaping them has been a different thing.
When I was about 10 or 11 my parents took us on one of those lovely family driving vacations to Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Where in one of the lovely little towns is the world oldest pretzel factory. They had tours where you could shape your own pretzel and then buy it.
Well all I can say is mine didn't look like a pretzel and I was scarred for life. Until I tried to make my own.
I used a great reliable recipe Sourdough Pretzel by King Arthur Flour, I chose this recipe because it could be mixed up in the bread machine then shaped and baked.
It was not has hard as I remembered at the age of 11. They came out soft and chewy and delicious. These are just the last few that made it to the plate for a picture. Please feel free to click on the link above to get you to the recipe.
Since starting my sourdough adventure, I have started another batch and have named them. The older starter is Wilma and the younger is Betty.
As you can see I took this picture before I stirred up the starter.
I hope everyone will try something new this week and have a very Happy Easter !!!
The Bread Fairy