Budget gourmet

I had a hankering for a big, soft pretzel and we’ve made these before. Lots of fun to make and so yummy.

Again….I made sure Simon’s creations were clearly identified on the baking sheet. I think I had to pull off a few stray pieces of fuzz during the journey from his hands to the tray. The oven sanitizes, no?

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The recipe is from my Eat Healthy for $50 a Week book by Rhonda Barfield, but she credits the recipe as an adaption from a recipe in Cheap Eating by Pat Edwards.

Combine in a small bowl:

1 package (or 2.5 tsp) yeast

1 1/3 cups warm water

Stir until dissolved. Add:

3 cups white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

Knead, adding flour as necessary, to form easy-to-handle dough. Leave the dough to rise until doubled.

Break into 12 pieces and tie each piece into your pretzel shape. Brush with:

1 egg, beaten

Sprinkle on:

Course salt and/ or onion flakes.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees, until golden brown.

You can use all white flour (like I did here) but the whole wheat is really good too.

2 Responses to “Budget gourmet”

  1. Mom Z Says:

    Hello Zoe…I love all the pictures & the info. The little guys are learning lots of stuff. i’m glad. I’m going to need another disc for the pics ( except the meat locker!) Love, Mom XXOOXO

  2. Daughter Z Says:

    FIRST blog comment from my mama!!!!!!!! This deserves a party! yay!!!

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