Friday, December 11, 2009

Whole Wheat Soft Pretzel(Guilt Free Snack)

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Know what you Eat - Wheat, in its natural unrefined state, features a host of important nutrients. Therefore, to receive benefit from the wholesomeness of wheat it is important to choose wheat products made from whole wheat flour rather than those that are refined and stripped of their natural goodness.  Whole wheat is a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese. It is also a good source of magnesium. Whole wheat flour is rich in B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber  when compared to refined flours, as the processing involves the loss of this nutrition.

Who should avoid Wheat - However Wheat is fattening so if you are on weight loss program, cut down on grains like this and go more towards protein (legumes and bean). Individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating whole wheat because of its measureable oxalate content. Wheat has gluten, a protein which people with celiac disease cannot tolerate. Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.

Ingredients

1/4 c. water
1/2 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 Tsp. honey
5 oz milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 oz Honey
1 Tsp salt
2 cups Whole wheat flour

I found the recipe here and check out for step by step tutorial to make the pretzels.

Method

1) In a large bowl, mix the water, yeast and 1/2 tsp of honey. Stir this together and to dissolve the yeast. Let this sit for a few minutes .

2) Melt 2Tbsp of butter in a large saucepan.

3) Add 1oz of Honey, Salt and 5oz of Milk.Warm this for 5 minutes on low heat.

4) Pour milk mixture into yeast mixture and stir.

5) Stir in the Whole wheat flour.

6) Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.

7) Cover it and let it rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.

8) Pull it out of the bowl and knead it a few times to get the air out.

9) Pull a ball of dough, about the size of your fist off and get ready to make your very first pretzel! (such a proud moment) Roll it into a long snake.

10) Then twist it and shape each pretzel, put them on a cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

11) Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan.

12) Right when you take the pretzels out of the oven, slather them with butter or Olive Oil(I didn't do this step but still the pretzel tasted great without the grease).  Then sprinkle salt over them and eat this guilt free snack warm and enjoy.

Will try to get the step by step pictures next time and post them back here.

Event Participation

This goes straight to the WYF Tea Time Snack event hosted by EC.

Sending this to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Healthy Fast Food hosted by Radhika and Sudeshna.

44 comments:

Gulmohar said...

Wow ! perfectly baked...:-)

Happy cook said...

Wow just perfect and looks so yumm.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Absolutely perfect.. Its a good part snack too..Will try to include it in the menu... for the forthcoming party.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! wat a perfect looking pretzel..!! yummy!!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy pretzel..looks fantastic..

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a nice alternative to the white bread.

Pavani said...

Thats a yummy looking pretzel and healthier than regular one too.

SE(Denufood) said...

perfect pretzels and very informative about the the wheat!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very healthy way.....nice effort

Nostalgia said...

Awesome, you always give nice detailed explanations which is very useful

kothiyavunu said...

wooooooooo!! perfect healthy pretzel ..Lovely pics!

Preety said...

pretzels looks perfect..nicely shaped too..we all love pretzels too..here is how i make them..

http://preetyskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post_18.html

Divya Vikram said...

Perfectly shaped and baked! Healthy too!

Tina said...

Healthy and perfect.......

jayasree said...

Healthy bake..Lovely click.

Cham said...

On my bake list but not whole wheat- u ve done a great job!

Renu said...

thx for sharing this wonderful recipe ...

Nandini said...

It's a beautiful shape! Looks like a cousin of croissant! Healthy and appetzing especially with honey!

Tresa Augustine said...

Hey u have a great place here...
Awesome blog and recipes...will luv to visit often..

Pari said...

healthy pretzels, they look just great, will be perfect with a hot bowl of soup.

Abhilash said...

seen the first time and appears interesting.

Deepa G Joshi said...

Perfectly baked!!

Priya Narasimhan said...

looks too good..i can never bake such a perfect one.

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

They are so pretty and must be really yummy! So good to know that they aren't too unhealthy! :)

sowmya.s said...

looks awesome...

Uma said...

Perfect and yummy :)

lata raja said...

The tricky part is twisting and shaping. Your preztels are nearly perfect. Awaiting those pics.Good recipe and perfect picture, to mention the least your research on the nutritional facts.

Padhu said...

Lovely clicks and nice recipe!
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Varunavi said...

Looking good.I once made this and they became very hard.

notyet100 said...

look so perfect

PJ said...

Your recipes are so healthy and delicious and the way you showcase the health benefits of the ingredients is just amazing! It is so important more now than ever for us to know what we eat.. I am following this blog just to get these healthy & delicious recipes in my kitchen :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Awesome yummy pretzels.Also nice click.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey this is my first visit to your blog...u realy have a nice collection of recipes...this pretzel luk so tasty and healthy...ur other recipes are also awesome...i am following your blog now so that i can visit u often now

Padma said...

WOW!!! They look so perfect. Nice recipe will definitely try.

Kalyani said...

wow pretzel ... looks delicious ... will surely try this .....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,thats a healthy pretzel,looks good too!

Yasmeen said...

Wholesome pretzels:D

Shri said...

Cute!And healthy too!

Preeti Kashyap said...

healthy pretzels!!!....a must try!

vineetha said...

first time here..Wonderful blog!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks a lot all for your precious time and boosting comments. Preety i did check out your link, your pretzels are nice. Pretzels are normally prepared by boiling before baking and i choose this recipe for its simplicity and without the step of boiling. Will post the other elaborate recipe soon.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Awesome, perfect pretzels!!!

Anupama said...

That pretzel looks cute :-). I haven't been a pretzel person so far, but have to give it a try

EC said...

Sounds interesting..thanks for the entry

 
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