Homemade Soft Pretzels with a Kick

Homemade Soft Pretzels with a Kick

Nothing can beat that father-daughter bond explored through baking homemade soft pretzels. As an apprentice to the skill of bread making, this chef became the living protege of her father in the art of baking homemade soft pretzels. A skill of which I used to lack, baking homemade soft pretzels is now becoming an inherent process. Now a family tradition, my father’s children enjoy making soft pretzels as well as preparing other meals when we are together to give my mother free time to relax. We are now able to spend more time as family supporting one another’s needs. Getting our hands messy together is good clean fun when it only involves flour and dough. While not the fun my mother enjoys, catching the fish in our pond to save them from the harsh winter weather is a far dirtier version of the fun my father and I enjoy. As we wait for our dough to rise, we meander to the porch to enjoy the view of an evening sunset before our eyes. With the majestic mountain view we hunker down in the satisfaction of our status quo, appreciating our shared perspective. Ingredients: 1 (1/4 oz) package dry active yeast 3 c. flour 1 c. water 1 TBS sugar 1 egg white, slightly beaten 2 TBS avocado oil 1/2 tsp. salt coarse salt vegan shortening (butter) Servings: 8 pretzels Preheat Oven: 425 degrees Fahrenheit In triumph our dough rises and we are ready to indulge in the next step in the process of making our homemade soft pretzels. The smell of fresh dough is enough to make all the dogs attentive in our kitchen, eagerly awaiting to partake in...
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