I am revisting my fellow bloggers posts from the A-Z Alphabet marathon for this week of BM# 33. Like I said yesterday it has been tough finalizing this week’s 3 dishes. I still have no idea what to make for tomorrow from the very long list of short listed dishes. I’ve to check my pantry and the fridge to see what can be made with th time I have. I wish I can try all the recipes, but alas I can’t.
So for Day 2, I made Chef Mireille’s Vyborg Pretzels. These pretzels are popular in the city of Vyborg, which was previously part of Finland. These pretzels caught my eye the minute I saw them. I’ve been planning to make pretzels for quite some time now and when I saw these I knew this was going to be my very first pretzel recipe to try. I wasn’t disappointed. This recipe makes 4 huge challah bread style pretzels that are soft, slightly sweet and super flavorful from the addtion of saffron and cardamom.
Changes I made were, use egg-replacer in place of eggs, brush with heavy cream in place of egg yolk-milk mixture and sprinkle some turbonado sugar on top for some extra sweetness and crunch. My pretzel shape did not turn out as professional as Mir’s, but they tasted amazing especially when eaten warm. They stay fresh when wrapped well and stored at room temperature for couple of days.