I don't really buy bread anymore since i've discovered the joys of home-baking but i still like to go to my neighbourhood bakery to get ideas and inspiration. My latest bread experiment is pretzels.
Pretzels is something i've wanted to try and make for a while now beautifully-shaped breads are my favourite. I originally wanted to try and make another shape but since this was my first ever attempt i figured id go traditional. Though i suppose the shape is the only traditional thing about these pretzels.
You can find black breads in some japanese bakeries though it isnt that common here in Montreal. Sometimes i wonder if people would buy them unfortunately black is synonymous with 'burnt' for a lot of people.
Those who think this way are missing out ;). Black bread is fantastic.
This recipe was adapted from Alton Brown's recipe. Im a newbie baker still learning a lot about it. It's great to have so many resources online to learn from! These pretzels are best eaten on the same day!