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 post....you 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!!