The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Soft Pretzel Wash...???

Author Message
BackRhodes

  • Total Posts: 652
  • Joined: 6/14/2011
  • Location: Mendocino County, CA
Soft Pretzel Wash...??? Wed, 10/24/12 2:35 PM (permalink)
One of my first jobs in the 1960's was a pretzel delivery boy...using a 1946 Dodge (3 on the tree) I went from the bakery to the vending site (UC Berkeley campus)...the bakery (The Jabberwok) was a pizza parlor that was used until about 4PM...

The pretzels came in from Philly...we dipped them in some kind of wash, sprinkled salt, and baked them in the pizza ovens...
To this day I don't know what the wash was...someting in the back of my mind says it was some kind of alkaline, don't really know...'
Any ideas...???
Any soft pretzel recipes...???
 
#1
    wheregreggeats.com

    Re:Soft Pretzel Wash...??? Wed, 10/24/12 4:00 PM (permalink)
     
    #2
      kozel

      • Total Posts: 810
      • Joined: 7/17/2004
      • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
      Re:Soft Pretzel Wash...??? Wed, 10/24/12 4:51 PM (permalink)
      wheregreggeats.com


      http://www.thefreshloaf.c...els-alton-brown-style#


      Not an egg wash!  Lye is used.
       
      http://articles.latimes.c...a-fo-pretzels-20111020
       
      http://mamasminutia.blogs...th-side-of-poison.html
      <message edited by kozel on Wed, 10/24/12 4:55 PM>
       
      #3
        kaszeta

        Re:Soft Pretzel Wash...??? Wed, 10/24/12 9:43 PM (permalink)
        You don't need food grade lye, you can make it by baking baking soda in the oven.

        (Wear gloves when doing this)
         
        #4
          gostillerz

          • Total Posts: 218
          • Joined: 11/30/2005
          • Location: Beaver Falls, PA
          Re:Soft Pretzel Wash...??? Fri, 10/26/12 10:40 PM (permalink)
          It's called a caustic bath, right? I think it's the same process for bagels, but not positive.
           
          #5
            Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

            Jump to:

            Current active users

            There are 0 members and 1 guests.

            Icon Legend and Permission

            • New Messages
            • No New Messages
            • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
            • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
            • Locked w/ New Messages
            • Locked w/o New Messages
            • Read Message
            • Post New Thread
            • Reply to message
            • Post New Poll
            • Submit Vote
            • Post reward post
            • Delete my own posts
            • Delete my own threads
            • Rate post

            2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
            What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com