Mostly, I want to eat mustard. I love Kozlik’s mustards, all of them, they’re spicey and smokey and awesome. Ashley and I have just joined a softball team, and it’s fun but also stressful (three games in, I still don’t quite understand softball…) and unfortunately timed over the dinner hour. We brought chewy pretzels to last night’s game, and I think our teammates weren’t so into them, but I had three in seven innings. Whoa.
They’re mostly a vehicle for mustard, but still pretty good…
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
Mix together the yeast, sugar, salt and water and let it sit for 10 minutes so the yeast activates. Mix in the flour. Roll the dough out and form into shapes (we opted for the traditional pretzel shape, but anything goes, as long as it can cook evenly). Once the pretzels are formed, let them rise, covered, in a warmish place for half an hour. I kind of thought they would rise, or expand, or something, but they don’t. Or, I used the wrong yeast. It worked out alright – they tasted fine. Brush the pretzels with and egg and add some coarse salt. Bake at 400 for 10 to 15 minutes.