Sunday, March 15, 2009

I started fooling around...then I started screwing around...which is fooling around without dinner.

Many thanks to Alex for recommending these yummy pretzels from Smitten Kitchen. I did just make the big ones (they're not even that big)--they were so easy and delicious! Smitten Kitchen was recently mentioned in an article my dad sent about the 50 best food blogs, and that article is really worth a look...

But my pretzels are brought to you by my NEW CANON REBEL XS! So there was just drooling all around. My kitchen is usually not picture-friendly since the lighting sucks, but this camera (lens) has a built-in stabilizer, which I previously only had on my 300mm lens.

The dough begins...



And rises for an hour...



After rolling em out and twisting, you poach the little suckers...



And they rise a little more...



Cooking time! (The shadow makes it appear as though they are drastically uneven but this was not the case!)



Mmmm.



For dipping we used wasabi mustard, honey nut cream cheese and queso. This was possibly not the best thing to make if you're starting a diet that weekend, but oh well. Isn't that what "tomorrow" is for?

And while I was waiting for the dough to rise, I wandered into the next room to see if the fire needed more poking...and was happy to see someone enjoying it...



So I had to bother him, naturally.



And then someone got jealous and threw himself down for equal love.



And then they just hung out here, nice and sloth-like, for the remainder of the evening.

6 comments:

alex said...

omg I want one.

The pretzels, not the kitties. Though the kitties are nice, too.

Ellen Aim said...

Both make me weak but one tastes much better than the other.

alex said...

:) D'oh, forgot to say-- nice pics! Congrats on your new camera!

Veloute said...

Love the pretzels and sloths. I love that they look like tubes of kitteh. Squeeze!

Ellen Aim said...

Alex: Danke! It's way fun.

Vel: Me, too! Except in that last one...I'm not sure there is any tube that could hold that much kitteh. (Bourdain, anyway.)

Veloute said...

Okay, long blobs of kitteh. I still want to squeeze them. *Ehn*