Bread no. 26 : soft pretzel tots.
Adjustments : cut this recipe in half. True, I have the parents to share with, but it's becoming carb-central around here. Substituted 3/4 C whole wheat flour for white. Went a bit overboard on the salt.
Notes : since my 40 loaves deadline is looming, I was happy to find this post yesterday and started baking right away. When it became time for the boiling water step, I realized my parents were out of baking soda. No problem, except that while I am visiting, I don't have access to a car, so all my "errands" take place after they get home from work. My dad got home at 5:25 and had already seen my tweet and was looking forward to pretzels. Unfortunately at that point, all I had was dough and a pot of lukewarm water so off to the store we went. On the way, I remembered I had set up a video chat with Paul for 5:45 so I doubt there has been a faster shopping trip on record. We got home, I turned the water to boil, dumped in the baking soda and directed Mom through the process of baking the tots all while getting online to talk to Paul. There was a lot of confusion, to be sure. And I had a lot of help with this "loaf."
Review : all that said, these are killer. Killer. And feel free to over-salt just like we did.