Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pretzel Day

OK, I admit that this is not the most nutritious meal, but man was it good! We are always looking for something fun and different for the kids on the weekend, and this fit the bill. The pretzel recipe is here. I make a few modifications: 1. I bake them at 425 degrees; 2. I line the baking sheet with parchment paper. I also find it easier to let the dough rise on the countertop, covered with oiled plastic wrap. This way you can slice off pieces of dough with a pizza cutter and roll them into pretzels.


TO MAKE PRETZEL DOGS:
Preheat oven to 425
1. Cut off enough dough to flatten into a strip about 1.5" wide and 12-14" long.
2. Starting at one end, wrap the hotdog in the dough.
3. Dip into water-baking soda bath (see recipe) and place on lined baking sheet.
4. Bake until golden brown.
5. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.

FOR CINNAMON SUGAR PRETZELS:
1. Follow recipe, just replace butter with margarine.

5 comments:

Maggie said...

I know you posted these a loooong time ago, but I'm just now discovering the recipe. Do these taste good reheated? Or should they only be made fresh?

I'm looking for something different and fun for our packed lunches. (For two adults. But hey, we love veggie dogs.)

Vegan Dad said...

maggie,
Like most breads, these taste best freshly baked. But that does not mean they taste bad re-heated. The best way to reheat is in a toaster oven--5-7 mins at about 350 degrees should do the trick. A microwave will also work, as long as you eat them right away. The only problem is that the exposed end of the veggie dog gets rather dry. You might want to try my pretzel bites recipe (really just the same thing) to avoid all such problems.

Michellebee said...

I know this post is an older one, but I made this recipe tonight and it was AMAZING. I haven't had a pretzel dog since I went veg, and we all were just quiet and wide eyed in bliss. The pretzel was chewy and golden and softly toothsome. Delicious.

Vegan Dad, I love your blog, your cooking creativity and skills, and the spirit behind your food. It's obvious you really love your family and the world. You rock.

Sebastian Tomczak said...

I've just come across your blog, and I have to say I love it! Thanks for posting all of your great vegan recipes. I was wondering if you have any suggestions for vegan waffles? Anyway, thanks again for your blog,

- Sebastian (from Adelaide, Australia)

Michelle said...

Can these be frozen? How would I reheat them?
Thank you!