Monday, March 7, 2011

Pretzel Bun Fail

by Meghann on March 7, 2011

I had this GREAT plan for dinner.

Homemade Pretzel Sausage Buns, Chicken Italian Sausages, Dogfish Head Midas Touch… it was going to be epic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Everything started great.

I prepped the pretzel dough.

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Let it rise.

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Cut it in quarters.

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Formed two hot dog buns and two pretzels

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And baked them.

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Did you catch that?

I made the dough, made the shapes, and baked it.

There was just one crucial step missing – boil it! I forgot to boil the pretzels! Opps…

I knew they looked funny coming out of the oven, but I didn’t realize I missed a step until we sat down to eat. Obviously everything was still edible, it just didn’t have that pretzel feel I was going for. Oh well.

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The ‘bun’ was still warm when I cut into it to make room for the italian chicken sausage.

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it was a little doughy, but perfect for the job it intended to do. It didn’t taste like a pretzel, per se, but it did taste like a hot dog bun! ๐Ÿ™‚

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On the side I made rutabaga fries (rutabaga cut in fry shape then baked at 420 for 20 minutes) with ketchup

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And two mini pickles.

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Can’t forget the Midas Touch!

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Derek has a recent obsession with DogFish Beer, so I picked up a 4-pk of Midas Touch at Whole Foods today as a ‘Thank You’ gift for letting me toss half his stuff out. Love you babe!

I fueled up this afternoon with an apple and Naturally Nutty Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter.

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This pint of Arctic Zero Ice Cream caught my attention at Whole Foods today.

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Fat Free. Lactose Intolerant Friendly. Gluten Friendly. Only 150 Calories for the entire pint?

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Yeah, I didn’t have high hopes for the taste either.

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This was one of those novelty things where I wasn’t expecting it to actually taste good, but had to give it a try anyways.

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My gut instinct was right – this was awful. It was icy, flavorless, and nothing like real ice cream. Yuck!

Luckily the Tag Along I pared with the bowl almost redeemed it.

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The only good bites involved cookie, the rest would have been better off going in the trash.

But, now I know. And next time I see that 150 calorie for the entire pint ice cream in the grocer’s freezer, i’ll know to look the other way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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