Pretzel Making at Home - Inside The Cookbook
"Pretzel Making at Home" by Andrea Slonecker is a great addition to any cookbook collector’s pantry. The basic directions and steps for making pretzels are understandable and easy to follow. My favorite chapters were the desserts and dipping sauces. Once you have all of those yummy pretzel concoctions you need something to dip them in. The author was smart to include those recipes.
While the cover was both durable and colorful, the inside lacked an abundance of pictures. Making pretzels, for some, is a huge step in their culinary attempts. Having a step-by-step picture guide beside each recipe is always helpful.
I encourage anyone who wants to make homemade pretzels to use this as a good reference work.
Here's a new twist on an old favorite: pretzels warm from the oven. DIY bakers can make their own crunchy, chewy, savory, or sweet artisan pretzels with this collection of 50 recipes that imagines every way to shape, fill, and top them. Here are the traditional versions as well as novel creations such as Philly cheesesteak pretzel pockets and fried pretzel with cinnamon sugar. More substantial dishes like wild mushroom and chestnut pretzel stuffing, and pretzel bread pudding with caramel sauce elevate the humble pretzel to dinner-table fare as this tantalizing cookbook takes a cherished everyday snack to the next level of culinary creativity.
Columnist Pamela Robinson: Pamela is an author and reviewer.