Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Xgfx Pumpkin Pretzels Go Dip, Dip, Dip.

I was able to squeeze another cook-date in with Amy today! It made me so happy! I woke up and the sky was shining, and the sun was beaming and the leaves were falling, and the air smelt like fall, but it was warm! Ahhhh.

We planned in advance, so we knew that xgfx soft pumpkin pretzels would be in the works. But then, Amy got wooed by the fresh curry leaves sitting on my counter (she'd never had them before), and because my fridge was cooperating with produce, we whipped up a big pot of sambar, too!

The pretzels? We fashioned them from oat, sorghum and corn flour, with a little yeast, flax and the devil's own magic (xantham gum) thrown in for good measure. They were wonderful (though I may play around with the recipe another time soon for additional tweaking), and we ate some bites with Zatarain's whole grain mustard, some more with our deliriously delicious fig preserves from Monday, and then even more were dunked into our sweet and spicy soup!

Amy needs to stay.

xo
kittee

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13 comments:

  1. oh wow. those are amazing! I always loved big soft pretzels when I still ate gluten. Also love how you refer to xanthan as the devil's magic! It certainly is...

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  2. Pumpkin and pretzels who would've thunk it? Two fave flaves in one nifty bite. Nice.

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  3. These sound amazing. Today was indeed glorious. Almost as glorious as your gingery fig preserves. Yummmm.

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  4. I miss you and Vee, Kittee! Let's make scones next time.

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  5. That looks super fine! I love the colour of the pretzels. That'll be the pumpkin that will.

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  6. Cute pretzels! ...and fig preserves _and_ sweet and spicy soup?! Sounds heavenly.

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  7. Yum, I can't believe I've never had a pretzel! These look & sound delicious.

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  8. and here i thought i'd never have a soft pretzel again. it IS doable! yay! they look wonderful, kittee - and your second kitchen date with Amy sounds just as awesome! zatarain's whole grain mustard = the yum, and super delicious on the figgy dip, too. :) yum, yum, yum!

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  9. I love pretzels! And pumpkin makes everything better :)

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  10. I'm so jealous - I want to come hang out with you and Amy and make delicious food and eat it up!

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  11. The sunshine is a little disorienting this time of year, but SO welcome.

    FYI: I've heard the new joint on Hawthorne has the best sambar for purchase, and that their idlee is damn good too.

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  12. Those pretzels look awesome. Pumpkin makes everything better.

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