This morning we had oatmeal with yogurt on top. Most of the kids liked it. The ones who didn't just didn't care for the multi-berry yogurt flavor. I will remedy that soon as we will be making our own yogurt in the very near future. How cool are we?
I made the oatmeal with a little bit of butter, added ground flaxseed for heart health and then topped it with yogurt. Healthy and decent tasting. Let me tell you, that means a lot coming from someone who can't stand oatmeal.
Sunday I was in the mood to make something new for a late afternoon snack for my family. I came across a recipe here for soft pretzels and my on my were they a hit. We dipped them in ranch but you could use any dipping sauce that you would like or none at all. They were just as yummy plain too. Enjoy!
4 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. warm water
2 t. kosher salt
1 T. sugar
1 package yeast (2 1/4 t.)2 oz. melted butter
Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in a bowl or stand mixer and sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit 5 minutes until it begins to foam. Add flour and butter and knead 4-5 minutes. Oil a bowl and put dough in when done. Cover and let rise 45-55 minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bring 10 c. water to a boil with 2/3 c. baking soda. Break off small amounts of dough and roll into a snake-like coil. It's easier to shape if the coil is thinner. Shape it into a pretzel form and place into boiling water for abut 30 seconds each. Remove and place on well greased baking sheets. Beat 1 egg mixed with 1 T. water and brush on the pretzels. Sprinkle kosher salt on and bake for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them at the end so you can take them out when they are lightly golden brown.