Simple Pretzels, WK#26 My Year-Long Weekend Baking Challenge

Simple Pretzels, WK#26 My Year-Long Weekend Baking Challenge

Simple Pretzels, WK#26 My Year-Long Weekend Baking Challenge

So finally! PRETZELS! I’ve been so nervous to try this one. I don’t know why. I reckon because it called for three different types of flour and I had to roll it out and shape them myself. The thought of the process intimidated me a little bit so I am glad I waited until I was half way through with my year-long weekend baking challenge to try it. I have gained some confidence with my baking skills in doing this challenge.

I had to grind up sesame seeds to make flour. And the fact that I felt comfortable doing this is amazing to me! The recipe calls for almond flour, sesame seed flour, and sunflower seed flour. Isn’t that awesome?!

sesame seed flour and Mr Coffee grinder

I used a Mr. Coffee coffee bean grinder to make my sesame seed flour. I bought Mr. Planter’s sesame seeds (without the shells of course) and simply ground them in the grinder.

Oh, before I forget… this is funny …. ha … it also called for butter flavored sprinkles and so I thought that I had picked up butter flavored sprinkles the other day, placing it my grocery cart. However, when I reached for it today for my baking challenge I noticed it was CHEESE flavored sprinkles. WHAT?! But I didn’t let it phase me one bit, I went ahead and USED IT. Yes, I did. And you know what? The pretzels still came out great!

Rolling out the dough into strips is what I was worried about but they turned out great! I even had fun doing it once I got the hang of it. The key to rolling these out is not to apply too much pressure and to do it with one hand. I noticed that when I used both hands I had the tendency to pull the dough apart because my hands wanted to naturally part from each other as I rolled the dough. I wish I had gotten a picture or a video of me doing this.

I have to say, I am impressed with the way the pretzels turned out. I am proud of myself for tackling this week’s baking with enthusiasm and resolve.

gluten-free, sugar-free baking pretzels

pretzels4

So that’s it. There are variations of the Simple Pretzel in the cookbook. I am looking forward to trying those as well.

And now for the announcement of May’s winner of The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking cookbook giveaway! Congratulations to Cassandra R. who was randomly chosen to win this month’s giveaway.

Thanks for reading,

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