Bread Knots v. Dinner Rolls

Mr. Foodie grabbed a yeast packet out of the pantry and I looked up curiously from my computer. “Pretzels?” I asked. You might remember that we recently landed on a perfect soft pretzel recipe after many trials and errors, but it had a been a few weeks since Mr. Foodie had baked anything let alone…

Cooking Together: Soft Pretzels Part Duex and Yellow Rice

Yesterday as I was chopping onions and Mr. Foodie was rolling dough, I thought of how wonderful it was to have found someone with whom my soul sings. While Mr. Foodie is not as crazy obsessed with food as I am (reading about it, going *way* out of the way to eat it, cooking it…

A Real Dream and Faux Focaccia

I’ve always dreamed of┬ábeing the kind of person who can toss off a batch of fresh bread like it was nothing. It always seemed a kind of herculean feat to make your own bread. So much time, so much could go wrong, etc. Then the questioner in me was always like “I want to be…

Mr. Foodie’s Craving: Soft Pretzels

Mr. Foodie had a major craving for soft pretzels, so we decided to try the recipe for pretzels crafted by the incomparable Alton Brown. This was our first attempt at making soft pretzels from scratch. A few years ago my friend and bridesmaid Rebecca Grawl and I hosted an Oktoberfest party after I visited one…