Wednesday – only bread and soup.

No not a sorry tale of no food, but a busy morning baking bread and cooking soup.

A new bread recipe which is called pretzels but are actually pretzel shaped bread rolls.  Here is the recipe from the GBBO cook book.

Here are the stages:  activate the yeast by mixing with warm milk and sugar until it starts to go frothy.

Dry ingredients,

Mixed together, and then kneaded for 5 minutes until soft and stretchy.

Covered and left in a warm place to rise,

Then rolled into 8 rough balls and left to rise again.

Then rolled into long sausage shapes and shaped into pretzels, left to rise again before egg washing and baking.

2 were sprinkled with sea salt, 2 with Demerara sugar and 4 left plain.

Here they are:

Whilst they were proving I made soup from the leftover vegetables in the fridge.  Today it was parsnip, potatoes, onion and a couple of small peppers.

And here is the finished, blended soup, minus the portion I ate for my lunch with one of the rolls.

The rolls were quite soft on the inside but with a nice, chewy crust.


Author: judithandhercat

A retired maths teacher who loves cats, gardens, family, technology, cooking, reading and maths!

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