I'm back with another edition of the Avid Baker's Challenge, the last one this year. It's still one of the recipes from the King Arthur Flour Site. Small breads this time: Hot buttered soft pretzels. Relatively easy to make. The dough is easy to work with, rolling the strands was a breeze. I didn't have any pretzel salt, and I don't like too much salt on the breads, so I also made some with sesame seeds. I pretty much followed the recipe to the letter, I just let them bake a few minutes longer and used less salt in the dough.
And even though the pretzels were nice, they weren't special enough for me to make them again. The bathing in the baking soda bath didn't give something extra, they were just like normal 'rolls', just a bit more chewy.