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Pretzel Fingers for #LetsLunch and Halloween

Scary food? Nope, NOT AT ALL my thing! Well…not when I started my research anyway. Now I am right into it and have spent hours sifting through the copious amount of information on the web to find me a SCARY recipe for #LetsLunch and for the upcoming Halloween goings-on.

I could have made skeleton cookies, spider’s web cupcakes or chocolate spiders but I am in the mood for real food this month, not sweets. Something bread-y or biscuity or savoury. And gross-looking fingers with red nails seem to be a common theme for Halloween…so I am thinking breadsticks…baguettes…pretzels! But I don’t want my pretzels to look so scary and gross that no-one wants to eat them so I have come up with a compromise. I think Pretzel Fingers with Almond Nails should do the trick!

Line all your fingers up…

First, I need a soft pretzel recipe. Easy! An Australian recipe website gives me exactly what I need: has a ‘German-Style’ pretzel.


Just by the way, I do love a good, salty, soft, glazed and golden pretzel. If anyone has ever been to Zurich train station and eaten a hot pretzel with cheese, they will know exactly what I am talking about. I can still remember the taste, and I am going back to 1986!

While I was playing with pretzel dough, thought I should also bake some real pretzels. But how on earth to roll them? I tried Auntie Anne’s YouTube video first. It started off with such clear step by step instuctions until the most crucial part which I just could not follow. So next I tried Wikihow which gave me a better idea of how to do it, although I don’t think my pretzels are exactly as they should be. But for a first go (if I may say so myself) they looked pretty nice…

After baking, brush the pretzels with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Why not!?

Let’s Lunch (#LetsLunch) is a twitter-based virtual lunch club where anyone interested can join this monthly ‘lunch date’. The group was started by NewYorker Cheryl Tan, author of ‘A Tiger in the Kitchen’ , a food memoir of her Singaporean heritage. A topic is posted at the beginning of the month, often by consensus, and all posts are made on the same day by this random but lovely group of food bloggers, writers and people who just love cooking from all around the world.

Anyone can join at any time – just join us on twitter by searching and adding the hashtag #LetsLunch. Check back in a couple of daysfor a list of everyone’s #letslunch post.

And maybe join in next month?

And for other scary stories and recipes from #LetsLunch on Twitter:

Linda’a Spiced Pumpkin Flan at Spicebox travels
Lucy’s fabulously spooky Halloween cakes at A Cook and Her Books
Annabelle’s Halloween Spice Cookies at A Glass of Fancy
Cathy’s Cowboy Black Bean Dip at ShowFood Chef
Rashda’s Spooktacular Stuffed Pumpkin at Hot Curries & Cold Beer
Joe’s Sloppy Vegan Joe with Mock Meat at Joe Yonan

Lisa’s Pretzel fingers at Monday Morning Cooking Club




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