Thursday, May 15, 2008

New York Pretzel

A pretzel is a baked good that is traditionally twisted into a unique knot-like shape. The pretzel dough is made from wheat flour, water, brown sugar and yeast. Prior to baking, it is dipped into a sodium hydroxide (NaOH), sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) solution and sprinkled with coarse salt, which gives it a glazed look.

Cities in the United States like Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York are also famous for their soft pretzels. Traditional soft pretzels are about the size of a hand.

The above picture is a pretzel selling on street cart of New York. They kept warm bagel down under the cart and dipped with salt when we ordered.

Result ? Don't ask me --- So Salty !!!

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