I apologize for not blogging about food, but we have had a busy year here. Baby hogs, new windows and a new boiler along with making cards and keeping my craft group going. But I will try to do better. I have still been doing a bit of cooking and some new recipes. I found a lovely website that has German and Austrian recipes. And Google Translate, does a really good job of translating the recipes into English.
The recipes brought back memories of our trips to Austria and the lovely food we had to eat there. In the mornings there were always lovely breads to eat and one of my faves were these pretzel rolls. I thought they were so hard to make, but actually they are really easy.
The Natron in the recipe is actually Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda.
One of the tips I have is to sprinkle the seeds on immediately after you take them out of the boiling water/soda mixture. You can also make soft pretzels using this recipe. And you snip the rolls after you boil them. They are lovely and autumnal looking. And they went well with the Hungarian stew I fixed that day. You can also find the recipe for this stew on the website too.
For the dough I used my breadmaker to make it. Once it was formed into a ball and before letting it rise I took it out and then followed the recipe. It makes it sooooo easy. And they are really scrummy served with mustard on them. Brian ate about 3 before I could dish up the stew.