Warning: Preparing bath to boil pretzels

Don’t add baking soda (glad it wasn’t lye) to already boiling water that also has some barley malt dissolved!

Mine literally exploded and spewed foamy water all over cooktop, floors, and into drawers. I was torn between trying to clean it up and also trying to dunk the pretzels. I probably didn’t have enough soda in the water as pretzels baked brown mostly from the egg wash and not the alkali.

Fortunately baking soda, esp. mixed with water, puts out fires, so no flames when all that liquid hit the burners.


About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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