I found last night that I didn't have the required flour for the bread I wanted to make, but had already got some starter out of fridge and fed it to be used in the morning. I also realised that since I had a work function later in the day, whatever I was going to eventually make would need to take as little time as possible. I settled for Ed Wood's salty pretzels.
Here's how to make it:
2 tablesspoons of oil
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
420g all purpose flour
Mix, knead, separate dough in 10-15 bits and roll them into 30cm ropes. Put them on floured surface to rest for 1 to 1 and half hour.
Mix 55g of baking soda in a big pan of water and bring to boil. Gently put the pretzels in the water while simmering, and leave them only for a minute or so. Put them on kitchen towel or paper to drain the water, then sprinkle with salt. Transfer on baking paper when water is drained. slash the surface a couple of times.
Finally cook in preheated oven at 225C for 20 mins. (Ed Wood's book says 30-40mins, or until brown - mine would have burnt)
From start to finish it took just over 2 hours.
Give it a go, tastes really good!
ps: you'll notice my pretzels have dodgy shape, I blame that on my 10 month old who can't speak for himself, so cannot contradict me. hehe