hosted by us and da fabulous CANADIAN CATS

today we highlight something essential: BREAD, the one what  Marie Antoinette replaced with cake but ended on da block… so we learnt: if you eat no bread, off is your head…

and here is our entry:  LYE BREAD/PRETZELS/BUNS…  or whatever shape  you want…


  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 1/4 cups  flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 ounce food-grade lye
  • and for the decoration: coarse salt….

…mix the water, flour, yeast, butter, sugar  and salt  and make a common yeast dough. let it grow on a warm place for one hour or so.

on a floured surface, make pretzels or buns or a loaf or a donkey or whatever shape you like and place them on a baking sheet with baking paper

…and then  comes the trick what makes it special…

… grab your  lye stuff, we used arm&hammer bicarbonate what Shoko sent us over da big pond, so many thanks again to you!!!!

….add it to a big pot with seeding water…. some chefs suggest goggles and gloves, but our dad did it “nekked”..

… use a spatula or a slotted spoon  to put your objects into the water and let them in da pot for 30 seconds…

… that is impawtant to get the perfect color and the taste…

… remove it from  the pot and place it back on da baking sheet…

… sprinkle some coarse salt over your stuff …

…put it in the pre heated oven at 375° for 20 minutes or if you make a bread loaf for approx. 50 minutes….

…you have to watch them from time to time to see if they get the perfect color…

…. and if you think they look good, you can remove them and after some minutes they are ready to land on da table…

… they fit perfectly to  bavarian meat stuff, but also to baked camemberts …

…. or if you want, you can eat them just with butter…

…or as an addition to a BBQ….

…and where are ours?

… here… but we made them with a common yeast dough, without giving them a bath in lye and without the coarse salt…



…. and dig in!

…and don’t furget to hop over to Shoko, Tyebe and Budd, who share something super tasty today and who also have da hop-in-tool for you








About easyweimaraner

Weimaraner /Braque de Weimar, born in 2009, male & fabulous From: Britanny / France Likes: Plushtoy-Shredding, Spikebones,long distance Walks, everyday a Gift, Chicken, Shoes, Underwear, my squeekie Pig & my whole Life Dislikes: Water, Cats, Beaf, Cats, cleaning my Ears, Cats, the Vet, Cats, Snow & CATS! Profession: Student of psychological War-technics & Terrorism, after my Masterdegree i become to rule the world or maybe to be the owner of toys r us. actually i'm not sure... Status: Single Pets: Hell, NO! i prefer a petfree home. but owner of two slaves for my comfy Misc.: Greencardowner for Masterbed, Master of Beggin, Prince of Thiefs We decided to leave Easy's datas as they were... although we lost him in november 2016, he is still with us.... and his little brothers Phenny and Nelly promised to write on not as Easy the weim, but as easy Weimaraner... About us: Mr. Phoenix, born 9/9/2016 a virgo and always clever&smart...Neilson, born 7/28/2017 a leo who thinks he is clever&smart...

45 responses »

  1. Doug Thomas says:

    Yum! I remember those soft pretzels you get on the streets of New York, with hot mustard, and this post makes me want one…NOW! And a cold beer, please. I like how Nelly and Phenny help you out when you make yummy things to eat.

  2. Gosh those sure do look good……..I bet my Mom could make those if she wanted to – my Dad is “hooked” on pretzels as a snack. Thanks for the idea guys!!

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. Those look fabulous and I bet they are twice as yummy!

  4. Those look good even without da mama’s signature! Yes mustard for sure!

  5. My GBGV Life says:

    My mom loves pretzel buns! Yours look like they turned out great!

  6. I think maybe lye isn’t the same in France as in the US… eek! But they sure do look good.

  7. Those look quite yummy, but complicated to make!

    You know what? I love the karcher! Actually, it’s not a Karcher. We bought it at LIDL last week…


  8. Yummy this recipe not only sounds delish it is artsy…
    Yay for you and the Staff
    Thanks for hosting
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. 15andmeowing says:

    Those look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe, but I am too lazy to make them. Thanks for hosting.

  10. Wow…you guys went all out! Dough for us was a tough assignment since ingredients in my area seem to go find the dinosaurs. We kinda cheated with our recipe and hope Shoko doesn’t give us a paw thump.

  11. Sandra Hangey says:

    you had me giggling at giveittotheweimaraner and he did give it to you. yummmmmm

  12. Our mom just loves those pretzels. Maybe we can get her to make some for us too.

  13. A new recipe! Must try when I find out if we have here that food-grade lye. Lye fish made of dryed cod is an old Christmas food here.

  14. The OP Pack says:

    We never heard of food grade lye – interesting. Your recipe sure looks good.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  15. Oh YUM! Cannibal hounds 😀

  16. Gail says they look delicious, but I can’t get over the fact that someone would actually eat the dog shaped pretzels (even if they did get a bit distorted in the cooking).
    Toodle pip!

  17. Brian says:

    You boys were sure having a tasty old time!

  18. Yummy! Can I have a doggie please…MOL😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Day. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

  19. Kismet says:

    You don’t have your usual baked goods message.

  20. Oh my, Mama loves the soft pretzels from the food carts…bet these were just as good!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  21. Bella, Roxy and says:

    She has been meaning to try making pretzels. The Farmers’ Market has been closed, so HER source of large, German pretzels has dried up. May get some yeast and try them. Yours look great.

  22. They look great but we’re confused by the food grade lye too. Mom will ask Mr.Google what it is.

    The Florida Furkids

  23. Those pretzelss sure look so tasty Phenny an Neislson!! Well dun Aunty Katty!!
    ***purrss*** an ❤ BellaDharma ❤

  24. Well done, you!! They look delightful.


  25. M. K. Clinton says:

    Wow!! Those really look amazing! I love pretzels too

  26. Lee and Phod says:

    Yum! Lady must get baking and more importantly remember this hop next month. She will try and blame self isolation brain but we all know she is her usual self.

  27. LOVE pretzels and weimies to eat, too! Um…lets leave the weimies to eat at your place, BOL!

  28. Marsha Gay says:

    It looks like they got the Weimie seal of approval

  29. KB says:

    OMD!!!!!! Those look SO good! And I love that they are shaped like Weims!!! My dogs are wishing that I’d learn to cook after reading your post!

  30. Susan from Bucks County says:

    I love pretzel rolls! Thanks for the baking lesson.

  31. Cupcake says:

    Mmmmmm! That sounds like a DIY that could have turned south. But yay! Everything looks perfect. And from your faces, it tasted perfect too! Well done.

    Love and licks,

  32. Christine says:

    I copied the recipe. I make bread all the time. I will try this.
    Here’s a tip.
    When making bread, to be sure it’s done insert thermometer once it reads 190 in the center you will know it is done

  33. JoAnn Stancer says:

    Bravo! Those all look great!!

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  39. Those look amazing AND you got your own too.

    The Florida Furkids

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