Mr. Martini and I don’t really do much for Valentine’s Day. We wish each other a Happy Valentine’s Day, but we don’t do the fancy dinner or the flowers or the chocolates or anything. This is just fine with me (although, I could be swayed to change my mind by a fancy box of chocolates. I’m not made of steel).
But I wanted to do something fun to celebrate, so I figured I’d make pretzels. They’re sort of heart-shaped, right?
This is an example pretzel. And I may be stretching it with the whole “heart-shaped” thing.
Really, it was just an excuse to try a new recipe. I used this recipe, and I’m not sure what I did wrong, but I don’t think I made them right. The dough was very dense and dry and very, very hard to roll and shape.
In the end, the pretzels looked like this:
Not very appetizing, I’ll admit. But we tasted them, and all we could say was – WOW. They were delicious. They were dense and doughy like street vendor pretzels, but with a little sweetness like mall pretzels.
Really, really delicious. I’ll definitely make them again, and see if I can figure out a better way to roll them into shape. Because these do not resemble any pretzels I have ever seen. Oh well.
Filed in: In the Kitchen