Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | February 15, 2013

Dipped in Lye

Pretzel Dipped in Lye

Pretzel Dipped in Lye

Each foot long strand of pretzel dough was dipped in actual lye (as historically done) rather than either a hot soda dip or egg wash that is frequently used today.  Even though modern  directions for the use of lye and pretzel making cautions use of safety goggles and other safety techniques, the pretzels pictured were dipped as per 17th century technique.

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