I made mine all fat and pudgy
It's amazing what you can do with a bag of flour. If handed to different people all around the world, you may end up with a mountain of mouth watering creations. You don't even need to be that ambitious to tour the world to do that, though I think that would make a great show on its own, just hand a bag to different neighbours and you would still be surprised of the edible outcome from this project.
If I had a bag of flour left, and that happened to be the last source of food for my family, I would probably make cucurs out of it. You get plates and plates of them and your children would stay full for a long time. Dangerously yesterday, I was left with only one bag of flour. I thought I had more stashed somewhere, but evidently I didn't. Instead of scurrying to get some more, which I should have been doing since I had cake orders for the next day, I gleefully used it to make pretzels! Not just any pretzels but Auntie Anne's Pretzels! No regrets whatsoever, the pretzels I made turned out exactly like Auntie Anne's, seriously. I have always been searching for the clone recipe and last Sunday on an entirely different mission I stumbled upon this Clone Recipe book at Pay Less Book Store at Amcourt Mall.( Should go there!) It was as if it had been waiting for me .( this is the effect of feeding on the "Secret" book) Like they say, the rest was History. I get the feeling that you are scrolling down fast to have a look at the recipe now. So, here goes:
Makcik Anne's Pretzels
1 1/4 cups of warm water,
1 Tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon yeast
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar/icing sugar sieved,
1 1/2 teaspoon salt,
2 teaspoon vegetable oil.
1/2 cup baking soda dissolve in 4 cups of water.
Kosher salt to sprinkle, ( I used Halalgel Rock Salt, can be found at tesco)
1/2 castor sugar plus 2 teaspoon cinnamon ( I used 1 only)
Mix sugar and cinnamon and coat the pretzels when they are still warm.
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water for a few minutes.
2. Combine flour, icing sugar, salt in large bowl.
3. Add the yeast mixture and oil and stir with spoon first.
4. When it has come to form a ball knead with hand for five minutes and let it rest
for 45 minutes or till it doubles in size.
5. Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
6. Remove dough from bowl and divide to 8 even portions.
7. Roll it till it's two to three feet long and twist it(refer picture)
8. Ok now, take the twisted dough and dip it into the bath solution. (This
will brown the pretzels nicely)
9. Arrange the pretzels on your baking tray which has been buttered and sprinkle
some salt on the ones that you want them salty. For the cinnamon ones don't.
10. Bake 4 to 5 minutes and spin your tray around so that the pretzels brown evenly.
11. When it's golden brown, remove from oven and brush with plenty of butter before
coating them with the cinnamon sugar or whatever toppings of your fancy.
Enjoy! I certainly did gobble a few before running to the nearest shop to grab some bags of flour for my cake orders. I should have done the running before the eating...*panting*
Monday, May 7, 2007
Posted by Wiz at 11:49 PM