Dec 16, 2009

Glee and Soft Pretzels




Cass is my partner when it comes to watching TV, and that because we like the same kind of shows Even though there aren't many shows worth watching these days ( I really, really dislike live TV shows). So what are we watching you ask? Well, we love the selfish, egoistic, sarcastic and brilliant doctor House, we don't miss a show, Cass has a soft spot( and i've grown to like him) for Monk, and the most favorite of all is GLEE. Yes, we are what Cass calls irrecuperable gleeks! And if you love broadway shows Glee would be one of your favorite shows as well. Today is wednesday but unfortunately is a Gleeless wednesday. The show is over until april American idol took its place. The first season does not come out on DVD until the 29th ( this month), we plan to watch every wednesday one episode until april "to refresh our memory". Even now as I type glee music is playing in the background from Cassidy's  ipod.
    So what is the connection between Glee and the pretzels? Well, the pretzels are the snack we have every time we watch Glee, Cass is big on traditions, he loves to make new ones, and he does make new ones very often, so he declared a "tradition" in our house to have pretzels when we watch  Glee. Why pretzels today you ask, if Glee season is over and doesn't come out on DVD until the end of the month?
All I can say is "Thank God for modern technology and for On Demand TV" The last 4 episodes of Glee are still available On Demand so Glee is still on in our house tonight so are the pretzels. Yay!
  I should get back to the recipe, maybe you guys can use it for a "new tradition in your house".

 And Cass has a question: "How many of you are gleeks as well?"
Here is one of the songs from the Glee show, enjoyed while reading.







Ingredients:

3 to 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups organic oats
2 tbsp of granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp of yeast
1 1/2 tsp  sea salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp of butter or margarine
1 egg lightly beaten

Combine 2 cups of flour, the oats, sea salt in a large mixing bowl.



Heat milk, water, sugar and butter or margarine in a small saucepan until very warm and the butter is almost melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle yeast over top and let stand for 10 minutes until frothy.



Add the yeast to the flour and with an electric mixer beat on low speed for about 30 seconds then on high speed for about 3 minutes. By hand, add enough of the remaining flour gradually until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.




Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest on the floured surface for 10 to 15 minutes.




Heat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly greased 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. It's easier if you pat the dough into a rectangle and then divide.




Roll each piece into a 12 inch long rope, form into a pretzel and place onto the baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.




Brush with the egg, and if desired sprinkle with coarse sea salt or more oats.




Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve as a snack.



This recipe I found in the Quaker recipe booklet, all the recipes are with made with oats.

Enjoy!

41 comments:

Cheah said...

These pretzels look stunning, wish I can have some to share.

Laura said...

Well, come on over, will share some with you (LOL)

Federica said...

wow complimenti! chissà che buoni!

Laura said...

Thank you Federica:)

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I know someone who loves big, soft pretzels. I'll show him this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Laura.

Laura said...

My pleasure,
I hope he is going to like it :)

Dessertcrazy said...

I have a feeling I would achieve hero status if I made these for my son and his friends. Thanks for posting this!

Laura said...

Well, I hope you do. Never mind that mom's are hero's everyday(LOL).

Anncoo said...

Looks so fabulous. This is irresistible!

pegasuslegend said...

Very very impressive, I have tried recipes before and they never taste good...these look fabulous Congrats on these beautiful pretzels your kids must be absolutely amazed that mom can make this so professional! bravo!!

Laura said...

Thank you Anncoo:0

Laura said...

Thank you Claudia. Actually my boys would be amazed if i wouldn't know how to make it. For some reason they think that I'm super mom and I know how to cook or bake anything....:)

alison said...

o,ce covrigei frumosi ai facut,as veni la tine cu colinda!pupici!

My Little Space said...

I love animals & discovery planet! But have to pay for that channel. I love movies and I love watching it at home on my sofa or bed with the snacks & drinks I love, infront of me.... hahaha... weird huh! I felt that it is more relax. After watching, I can go straight to bed, no need to stuck in the traffic jam! But I would love these little pretzels with jam... hahaha...

pegasuslegend said...

Laura you are and this were magnificant!better than the mall pretzel shops as they are gorgeous and not full of grease and stuff not good for you... I love these...cant wait to try them...after christmas when i am not working 80 hours a week :)Merry Christmas Super MOM!!! very fitting :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

Pegasuslegend - you're right - these are SOO much better than the mall ones. These are gorgeousness and a perfect warm snack coming in from an afternoon ice skating. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Thank you Simona, si va asteptam cu colinda:)

Laura said...

Hi Kristy,
Not weird at all. We love movies too, but for 5 people and with treats can run us to up to $100. So when we moved in the house ( 2 1/2 years ago) my husband made a home theatre in the lower level. It's amazing!!! Now we have movie nights all the time and with treats that I make... much more healthier and cheaper :)

Laura said...

Claudia, you call me super mom, I"m definetly not working 80 hours a week. And my mom is coming over ( yey) so she'll take over the kitchen for a few days so.... I'm off.I don't usually get days off :-)

Laura said...

I agree with you Belinda, in this wheater -11˚C those are perfect:)

The Chickenless Chick said...

They look delicious. Hooray for fellow House lovers!

Laura said...

Thank you! And I"m glad that there are other "House" lovers!

Joy said...

Glee is the best. I can't wait until american idol is over so we could start watching it again. I love the pretzels. I can't wait to try it.

Laura said...

Hi Joy, I'm glad to know that there are other gleeks! Me too, can't wait until A.I. it's over!

Drick said...

perfect for watching Glee, huh....funny you have that on,, its a great show - just like these pretzels...good one..

Jeannie said...

Lovely pretzels and healthy too! You shaped them so neat...I still need lots of practise in shaping dough. Sigh!

Sage said...

You do have a talent; those pretzels are so perfect! I have never seen Glee but we NEVER miss House although he is quite the character.

Laura said...

Thanks Drick! Yes we do have it on, we have most of the american shows :-)

Laura said...

Thank you Jeannie, I do love working with yeast dough, is my favorite :0

Laura said...

Thanks Rita,
Yes, I know what you mean about Dr House! But I love him anyway :)

Just me said...

DACA ITI FACE PLACERE , TI-AM OFERIT UN PREMIU LA MINE PE BLOG!

janet said...

Laura those pretzels look like fun and I know my kids would love them. Thanks for sharing!

Cookin' Canuck said...

You make this look so easy! I think my kids would love to make this into a tradition, too.

Sorina said...

Succes si multe bucurii de sarbatori!

Nina's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO
Nina

alison said...

laura,multa sanatate lui alex!sper ca este totul ok acum!ma rog la Doamne-Doamne pentru asta!

Deborah Dowd said...

We have already started planning our Glee return menu- these pretzels look great.

AgsTennis said...

Those Pretzel's look good...well done Chef Laura

Mother Rimmy said...

I used to make pretzels and bread all the time when my kids were young. I found it therapeutic (a big stress reliever with all that kneading), and so much fun!

pTsaldari said...

OMG! Incredible presentation. Loved your site, very professional. Especially enjoyed Glee and Soft Pretzels. Photos were crisp and clear. Recipes concise and easy to read. I shall be back for a bite of more.
Thank you for sharing,
Cheers, PT
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Laura said...

Thank you pTasaldari for the kind words. I will definitely visit your site :)

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