Monday, June 11, 2012

Pretzel Sandwich Buns

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Rise Time: 45 minutes 
Roll/Water Time: 10 minutes
Rise Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes

Grade: A

Make Again: Yes

Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour Website

These were simple and quite nice. Don't let the bad reviews on the website deter you. I guess there were some errors in the original recipe on the web, which have since been fixed. These were not really pretzels, but a very nice sandwich roll, with a bit of pretzel flavor and nice soft buttery interior.

It is helpful to click on the Blog link and see how the rolls should be shaped. You basically make a pretzel roll with lots of overhang, and keep the overhang going around the pretzel until the two ends meet in the middle. They turned out perfectly.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 12-14 minutes

Grade: A

Make Again: Yes

Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour (Website)

This recipe is pretty similar to the one you will find on Quaker Oats containers. The main differences are replacing half of the butter with shortening, more cinnamon and 1t of vinegar added. These are really good. They are different than my other favorite oatmeal cookie from the Best Light Recipe, which have a butterscotch flavor to them. The texture on these is really good. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I've already made these a few times over the past two years, and I will continue to make them again.

This last time I tried an experiment of one pan with parchment and one without. There was a huge difference! The pan without the parchment, although lighter, ended up almost burning the bottoms of my cookies. From now on, if it tells me to use the paper, I will.