This is almost a year late, but I just haven’t really cared to update my blog. Not really sure why I’m doing it now, not like anyone even reads it…. but anyway, I’m living in Utah now! I grew up in Utah, then lived in Montana through high school (awesome place, totally recommend living there), and now I’m back in Utah.
I recently (1½ months ago) got a job at Thrive Life as a web developer, and I really like it there.
I got my imalan.tk domain back again. I’ve set it up to just redirect here, so it doesn’t really change anything, but at least now I get emails through it again. Almost lost a job offer because of that domain loss (though I didn’t take the job anyway).
These aren’t as good as the other soft pretzels I posted, but they’re a lot quicker and easier to make.
- 1¼ tsp yeast
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp + 2 tsp water
- ½ tbsp sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1¾-2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp egg (~1 egg)
- ½ tbsp water
- 1 tbsp course salt
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- Grease one large jelly roll pan
- In mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water ’til dissolved
- Mix in sugar, salt, and ½ cup flour. Continue to add flour in ¼ cup bits until batter turns to dough. Blend each ¼ cup thoroughly before adding the next.
You will know if you have enough flour if:
1) Mix “cleans” the inside of the bowl
2) Dough doesn’t stick to fingers
- When dough is no longer sticky, it can be kneaded in mixer bowl with the dough hook for 3-4 minutes
- Divide dough into 6 equal parts, roll each piece to about 15″ long and from into a pretzel shape
- Place pretzels 3″ apart on baking sheet
- Brush pretzels with an egg wash and sprinkle with course salt if desired
- Bake 12-15 minutes
These are incredibly delicious! Please note that this is a pretty complicated recipe compared to most that I post here. I had a hard time getting it right the first time.
- ½ cup warm water
- 1½ tsp yeast
- 2 tbsp dry milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ cup flour
- Measure water and pour into mixer bowl
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water, stir to dissolve
- Add the dry milk, sugar, oil, egg, salt, and ¾ cup flour. Mix well after every addition.
- On low speed, gradually add ¾ cup flour, ¼ cup at a time. Mix well after every addition.
- If dough is still sticky, knead more flour into the dough by hand.
- When dough is no longer sticky and there is no flour visible on the outside, put the dough hook on the mixer and knead dough for 3-4 minutes.
- If time allows, let dough rest for 10 minutes
- Cut dough into 6 pieces and roll each piece into approximately 15-18″ strips, then shape into pretzels.
- Place on baking pans and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Fill sauce pan with water, approximately half full. Add 1½ tsp baking soda.
- Bring water to a boil. Using a slotted spoon, boil each pretzel for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Lift pretzel out of the water and allow water to drain off.
- Brush the tops of pretzels with an egg wash and sprinkle with course salt if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup melted butter or vegetable oil
- ¾ c + 2 tbsp milk
- 1½ tsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Heat waffle iron
- Beat eggs with hand beater until fluffy
- Beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth
- Pour batter (½ cup) onto center of waffle iron
- Bake until steaming stops, about 5 minutes
- Remove waffle carefully
Blueberry waffles: Sprinkle 2 to 4 tbsp fresh (or thawed) blueberries over batter immediately after pouring onto iron.
These are incredibly simple and amazingly delicious.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
- 1 18¼ oz. box cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of vegetable oil
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
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I finally got my blog back online again, after a three-day struggle with a virus that keeps coming back. I feel like GoDaddy had to be at fault the last time, I had nothing but a fully-secured WordPress 3.5 on the server. To my knowledge, recent releases of WordPress are incredibly secure…