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By FADA Yeast
Good Taste Big Soft Pretzels bring you the ultimate taste bud experience! Have fun to make soft&good eat !
1 & 1/2 Cups WARM water
1 Pkg. Fast Rising Yeast
4 Cups Bread Flour ( regular flour is ok but bread flour is best)
1 TSP Sugar
1 TSP Salt ( I used Sea Salt)
1 Beaten Egg White with 1 TBS Water added
Coarse Sea Salt for Sprinkling
Dissolve yeast in the warm water & let sit for 5 minutes. Stir & then add the sugar & salt.
Stir all of it into the flour. Work through & add more water if needed. Knead in the bowl, cover & let rise double in size about 1 hour. Turn out on a floured surface & knead again . Now pinch of nice sized pieces & twirl & roll between your hands to make long ropes about 12 inches long. You will get 8 ropes. Twist into pretzel shapes & lay on a baking sheet.
I'm a pastry cook working in NYC. We have a seasonal bread that we do with chickpeas, garlic (fresh and confit) and pecorino. We drain and rinse the chickpeas and it was working for a while but it hasn't been consistent. Bread turns out flat. What is it in chickpeas that kills the yeast and how can we counteract the effect? I'm taking a long shot by posting but wanted to further educate myself and fellow team members. Thanks so much.
By Tara Middleton
Alright so as of a few months ago, I decided to take an impromptu trip to Europe--mostly unplanned but with several priorities set in mind: find the best food and locate the most game-changing ice cream spots on the grounds of each city I sought out for. One of the greatest, most architecturally unique and divine cities I have visited thus far has gotta be Vienna, Austria. But what in the heck is there to eat over there?! (you might ask). 'Cause I sure as hell didn't know. So, I desperately reached out to a local Viennese friend of mine, who knows and understands my avid passion for all things edible, and she immediately shot back some must-have food dishes. Doing a bit of research beforehand, I knew I had to try the classic "Kasekreiner". Please forgive my German if I spelled that wrong. But no matter how you say it- say it with passion, because passion is just about all I felt when I ate it. Translated: it basically means cheese sausage. Honestly, what is there not to love about those two words. Even if that's not necessarily your go-to, do me a favor and give it a shot. Trust me, you won't regret it. A classic Austrian pork sausage with pockets of melty cheese, stuffed into a crisp French Baguette. No ketchup necessary (...and as an American, that's saying a lot). YUM. Best spot to try out this one-of-a-kind treat?! Bitzinger bei der Albertina – Würstelstand. Now here's a shot of me with my one true love in front of this classic Viennese green-domed building-- Karlskirche. Now, go check it.
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