Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adventures in Breadmaking

I am happy to say, that I have made it through the first two months of 2010 and still have not bought a loaf of bread.  Each week I bake a loaf of whole grain bread and a loaf of cinnamon, raisin, walnut bread.  I have also dabbled in pizza dough, homemade calzones, and various rolls.  Today's project was pretzel rolls.
(Anke...I had to laugh, because I first tried these on Sunday and then read your also made pretzels on Sunday.  Great minds think alike!)
I mixed the dough, kneaded it for 8 minutes, let it rise in a greased bowl, punched it down, shaped it into 8 round balls, scored the tops,  and let them rise again.

I then dropped each into 6 cups of boiling water with 1/4 cup baking soda added.  The cooked for 2 minutes on each side and then I scooped them out with a slotted spoon, placed them on a baking sheet, and sprinkled them with Kosher salt.

Into the oven at 425 degrees for 12 minutes and they turned a beautiful golden brown.

Oh my goodness are these delicious!!!

Here are the ingredients....

1 cup water (105 to115 degrees) 
2 1/4 tsp yeast
2 3/4 cup bread flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

Follow my steps above....these are the yummiest!!



Junebug said...

yummy, yummy in my tummy!!! That was the first thing I thought of. I wanted to try this but it is already late so I will have to wait until this weekend. Can't wait!

Lady Farmer said...

These sound delish and so much fun to make! I will be giving them a try as soon as we eat up the (store bought!) bread!
Thanks for the recipe!

Anke said...

Oh Bev, they look delicious! I'll definitely have to try those, maybe this weekend...
Thank you for sharing the recipe. And yes, great minds think alike. ;-)

Anonymous said...

they look come the pretzels!!!

kpaints said...

I'll be right over!

My Casa Bella said...

WOW, impressive. I had a bread machine once, but I used it SO MUCH that the motor gave in. I had it for 4 years, a gift from my parents, and I really miss having one. I need one that can withstand gluten-free bread making. Which means an investment in a really good machine. Your home must smell so good!!! MMMMM

ain't for city gals said...

I just came over from your other blog..didn't realize you had this one ...finally saw the button...duh...very nice..

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I bet your home smelled heavening while the bread was baking! Yum! Thanks for the recipe Bev!

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