Monday, August 29, 2011

Jackpot !

Hell yes, we have succeeded.  We have actually created something resembling good tasting pretzel dough.  Introducing:

Yes, this really happened!
The first ever Pretzel Pot Pie!  Part of a determined effort by The Pretzel King to bring pretzels to a whole new level of sophistication for the more discerning pretzel eater.  Yum!  This was a fun process and the result was fantastic.

Pretzel Pot Pie
This is the filling for Pretzel Pot Pie.  Here is a secret:  there are no pretzels in it.  It's really just homemade Chicken Pot Pie filling that I don't have a recipe for.  Besides, we're focused on pretzels here, not chicken pot pie filling.  Any recipe you like will work, but mine is delicious. And you can't have it.

Sweet Mixer
Action Shot
Perfectly Rolled Dough

It took me more time to align these photos than it did to make the actual Pretzel Pot Pie.  Blogger is weird about some things I guess, so I had to create a table in the HTML code and put the photos in there.  Anyone know of an easier way?  I do have a penchant for overlooking the obvious.

The actual dough is the same recipe we used the first time, except we fixed the salt problem.  Still not sure what went wrong the first time, but it was way better this time around, and we even saved a little bit for an experiment I'll get to in a bit.  Here is the finished product prior to baking:
The PK does not stand for Penalty Kick oddly enough.  That wouldn't make any sense at all.  It stands for Pretzel King

 Oven Pre-heated, and ready to roll. Time for shots.
These are not shot glasses, they are Turkish tea glasses.  Very fancy.
The Pretzel Pot Pie sat in the oven at 375 degrees until it browned, about 20 minutes or so.  I can't really remember exactly, but it came out perfectly done.  We removed the P and K and salted them with pretzel salt, and ate them like you would a standard pretzel.  Delicious.
PK pretzels with parsley garnish.  Hint: don't eat the parsley.
It was nice to finally have a successful recipe, but I'm not sure what we're going to do next.  How can you possibly top Pretzel Pot Pie?  Maybe a pretzel dessert of some kind?  We'll have to wait and see.

Oh, I forgot to tell you what we did with the extra pretzel dough.  Really not that exciting, but I wanted to see what happened if we froze the dough.   I'll do a short post later when we decide to thaw it and  have a pretzel snack.


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