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 !!!