Sunday, September 9, 2012

Soft-Baked Pretzels & Raspberry-Mustard Dip

I'm sure you are getting your haus ready for Oktoberfest, like we are here.

In case you are in need of inspiration, here's a quick and easy soft-pretzel & dip idea!




So I usually use my secret bread recipe for any number of uses but today, I turned it (actually a pizza dough recipe...) into pretzels.

After I let the dough rise according to the directions, I divided it into eight equal portions, then rolled each portion into skinny snakes and twisted them following a pretzel-twisting youtube video (easy to find...embrace your own favorite technique!).  I brushed each doughy twist with a simple egg wash and sprinkled them with coarse salt before I shoved them into a 450F oven for 10 minutes.

And don't think I'd leave you liebchens without an ├╝ber-easy dip for your soft-pretzels! :  2 tbsps of your favorite mustard mixed with 2 tbsps raspberry jam!

You're welcome!...Please don't leave this festive time uncelebrated...life's too short, you know?

PS:  For if you need an alternate use for your pretzels, try this little game...

from the 1979 edition: Das macht allen Kindern Spass


 

9 comments:

  1. Yum! I so want one right now :)
    That illustration made me smile!
    Hope you're doing great, alles Liebe
    Duni

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  2. Yummo! This looks fantastic for snacks and thank you for sharing!

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  3. The weather has cooled off enough to make me thinking of bread baking again. Your pretzels sound great! My husband makes soft pretzels once in awhile, and he'll be excited to try the raspberry mustard dip. I noticed you over at April's The Flourishing Abode, Melissa.

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  4. This looks wonderful - Oktober fest is not part of either my, norwegian, american or jewish holiday cycle, but i got ample holidays to adapt these treats for. I think I will Use your mustard - raspberry dip for Roshahsana with sweet cahlla rolls and I will definitely use the pretzels for our haolloweeeeen party. ( a new holliday here in scandinavia, but so so fun!)
    How do you celebrate oktober fest - and what is it?
    Krisha

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  5. Thank you kindly for your notes! Am glad some of you are happily joining me in my fall baking attempts!

    Krisha: Yummo! Challa would be PERFECT with the raspberry mustard! You are so lucky to have such rich cultures to draw from in your everyday makings!

    Oktoberfest originated in the fall of 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig celebrated his marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. All the citizens of Munich were invited to attend! These days, we North Americans see it as a chance to celebrate all things kitchy-German and having a beer or two! The big fest still happens in Munich every year on the very field that the Crown Prince and Princess celebrated all those years ago...

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing! The pretzels look delicious. I am not a great fan of baking (although I love eating), but I might try... We do not celebrate Oktoberfest, but we could - why not? we have too few holidays it seems.

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