so i’m starting to see a trend…i don’t start my new job until july 16th, and we’re mostly unpacked…so i am spending practically every waking moment baking something! this is not going to help my plan to lose the weight i gained in grad school. but tonight i saw a pinned recipe for hot buttered pretzels – one of the fella’s favorite treats – so i just had to make them. he was cranky today after an unsuccessful trip to the dmv and errand-running on a sprained ankle, so i figure he deserves a little pampering!
these were surprisingly easy to make. i was a little concerned about the process for making the dough – just dumping all the ingredients in (including the yeast and water) and mixing – but it worked pretty well, actually! i mixed the dough with a wooden spoon and kneaded by hand, and that worked just fine – the dough was great to work with, not sticky at all. i thought the end product tasted a little yeasty, but mike disagreed. i will definitely be making these again!