I thought the deadline would be next week so imagining my shock when I found out that it was today! Lucky I'm some hours ahead so that means I get some extra time to get it done. If I’d remembered I would’ve made pretzels earlier and not last minute; I hate to be late…but hey, better late then never right.
So before dinner I started with my pretzels or in my case pizzas in disguise. I have never ever made pretzels before and I know you’ll have to dip the dough in some kind of mixture to get the nice and chewy outside, but I am not going to do that. I am just going to stick to what I know and hope/pray it will work out.I was craving something savory and something sweet so I decide to do both. Since my savory side is a bit stronger then the sweet I wanted to make more savory pretzels. I thought chorizo sausage and jalapeño pepper would taste great together.
I started with making the dough with one cup of warm milk and one table spoon of sugar. To this I added half a package of yeast, which is about 1 teaspoon. I added about 2,5 cup of flour and mixed everything together till it was nice and elastic. Then at the end I added one teaspoon of olive oil and mixed everything for the last time. This mixture went into the oven on 35C degrees for 30 minutes so it could double in volume.
Half an hour gave me plenty of time to cut the sausage and the jalapeño in tiny little cubes.
The dough rose beautifully! I put about 1/3 aside for my sweet tooth.
I added the sausage and the pepper to the dough and mixed everything together.
The dough I put aside was perfect for 2 sweet pretzels and sugar/cinnamon sounded just right.
I baked the pretzels on 200C degrees after I preheated it on 250C degrees (the highest my oven can reach) for about 20 minutes.
I knew that the dough would rise in the oven, but I didn’t expect this much. So my pretzels are no longer pretzels, but turned into something better.
Food made straight from the heart!