Bread Pretzels (Guest Post on Reluctant Gourmet)

One of my jobs at the restaurant was to be the Pretzel Lady.  No, I didn't just open a bag of Rold Gold and be done with it, thank you.  Smart aleck.  No, I made chewy bread pretzels and baked them every day.  They were Awesome, if I do say so myself.

We based our formula on Alton Brown's pretzel recipe and fancied ours up with a sprinkle of sel gris and some Crazy Good Taleggio-Porter Fondue for dipping.  We used to hope that there would be one or two left over at the end of service so we could Eat Them.

If you're interested in the Full Set of Rules for making pretzels, check out my guest post over at Reluctant Gourmet.  The recipe for the fondue is over there, too.

And now, without further ado, here is Episode 3a of PMAT Live:  Doin' the Pretzel Twist.  As you've prolly guessed, this video is mostly about twisting the pretzels, but you'll also see me scaling the dough.  And you'll meet the newest member of the PMAT Live! Team--Monte, the stereo microphone.  As well, I found some Pretty Keen music, and I'm trying to Hone my Editing Skills.  Check it out and let me know what you think.


  1. says

    I have always wanted to make homemade pretzels – and then I find myself at the mall, standing in front of Auntie Ann’s Pretzels. Still, you make it look so darn easy that I feel silly not giving it a whirl! Love the new camera angle and Monte is a great addition to the crew.

    BTW, I am embarrassed to admit that I though Emmet and Monte were cats. I need more sleep . . .

  2. says

    Jenni, so much fun to see you working. Sound is a bit hollow, but that’s maybe an artifact of the walls and ceiling (?). I loved the pretzels and cake, and didn’t make them (yet) because I’m TRYING to lose weight. 🙁

    I had a procedural question. If we watch your videos more than once, or cite them on Facebook, do you get more…….internet mogul points, or whatever? I’d love to, but I want to sort of make sure it’s okay.

    Anyhow, I was thinking as I played the videos that some people leave a tv on for “company”. This is more personal. Best to Emmet, Monte and Jeff.

    • says

      Thanks, Jim! Share away–not sure if I get more Internet Mogul Points, but it is more exposure. I guess that’s probably the same thing!

      Emmet, Monte and Jeffrey return your regards. 🙂

  3. says

    Yes, I hope there is a mixing prequel! I like the video, so what it sounds like you are a heavy ‘rolling’ pretzel breather, lol!

    I like this, now I have the beer over at my site to go with these 🙂

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