Lederhosen & Steins, Oh My!
September 21, 2009 § 3 Comments
Gary and I ventured out of the house last Friday night for dinner and a movie, something we haven’t done in a long while. Well, we often do dinner and a movie a’ la good ol’ home cooking and Netflix. This time we didn’t have to cook and we actually watched a current movie not yet released on video. Woohoo! Dinner was at Gordon Biersch where Oktoberfest celebrations have already begun. And the movie was Julie & Julia. May I just say, Meryl Streep was superb.
Inspired by the movie and by the fact that the theme of our next Supper Club is Oktoberfest, I decided that it’s time for a little experimentation. I’ve never made pretzels and I wanted to give it a try.
Experiment number 1 – Whole Wheat Pretzels from King Arthur’s Whole Grain Baking book. Not bad. A little dense and a little small. I skipped the egg wash and they still seemed to brown up fairly well. Edible but definitely not a REAL pretzel.
Next up, regular pretzels sans the whole wheat. And I really want to try making sauerkraut. Gary really wants to try making Boeuf Bourguignon like in the movie Julie & Julia. Stay tuned for more kitchen experiments.