Sunday, May 15, 2011
Rainy Day Pretzels
I've been wanting to make pretzels for a while now, so I finally steeled myself yesterday and went recipe searching. There are several foods that, no matter what else I'm exposed to, I always like best out of a box: StoveTop stuffing, Idaho mashed potatoes, and Superpretzel pretzels. I love cooking, and making my own food, but I think the nostalgia factor is just a little too strong in each of those cases. I'm not saying I don't like other forms of these foods, just that my yearning for childhood puts these ahead in the competition. Sadly, I had a difficult time finding a recipe for Superpretzel-esque goodies, or even satisfactory New York-style pretzels. In the end, I settled for the chewy, Philadelphia iteration. I would share the recipe, but I don't think they turned out all that well. Though delicious, they lacked the density I would expect, and the crust on them was flimsy at best. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep searching.
The weather here has taken a turn for the worse again, 45 degrees with rain and wind, and it's left me feeling a little uninspired. I'm not quite sure how to climb out of this funk. What do you do when inspiration is lacking?
P.S. The Star Wars logo in the background is on a toaster belonging to my roommate. It burns Darth Vader's face into one side of the bread. Naturally, it works better than our other toasters.