Experimental seafood night IV

They wouldn't win any beauty contests

They wouldn't win any beauty contests

Success! The dessert pretzels have succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. The original plan of tidy little packages of pretzel dough wrapped around a bit of chocolate went out the window even as we were rolling out the dough when someone said “potsticker”. So after rolling it all out, we cut out circles using a big glass, put a piece of chocolate in the center of each, folded and crimped the edges to seal.

Kira takes out her aggression on the pretzel dough

Kira takes out her aggression on the pretzel dough

To be honest, we were sure this wouldn’t work. The dumplings were ugly, barely holding together, and rising fast. It was funny, and we could eat the chocolate either way so failure was ok. But when the test pretzel came out and we gathered around to taste it – it tasted like pretzel! We made pretzel!

Sacrificial first pretzel (stick) goes in

Sacrificial first pretzel (stick) goes in

It worked!  Our first batch, fresh out of the oven.

It worked! Our first batch, fresh out of the oven.

We’re all a bit giddy with our triumph. Or maybe it’s just a sugar rush. We don’t know what kind of chocolate is in each treat, so we keep eating, trying to find them all. I had my heart set on the snickers, but as Anna said, “I think nougat doesn’t pretzel well.” Bizarrely it sort of evaporates.

The face of giddy triumph

The face of giddy triumph

Twix are tasty though.

Pretzel recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen.

-Eve and Anna

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