Requires Level 65
Use: Restores 7500 health over 30 sec. Must remain seated while eating.
Rock-Salted Pretzels are available from Plugger Spazzring
in Blackrock Depths
. (We've heard tell that they're also available from Brewfest vendors – can anyone confirm?)
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F.)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup baking soda
4 cups hot water
1/4 cup kosher salt
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let sit until smooth (about 10 minutes).
2. Position the raid.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, ½ cup sugar and salt. Make an indentation in the center; add the butter (softened) and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough, adding a dash of water if the mixture is too dry. Knead until smooth (about 7 to 8 minutes).
3. Log out until the raid leader's ready.
Place the dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl; turn the dough to coat thoroughly with oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise undisturbed in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
4. Log back in and apply last-minute buffs.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water.
5. Send in the melee.
Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface and divide into 12 equal portions. Using your hands, roll each portion into a rope, then twist into your desired pretzel shape (extra points for creative specs that still get the job done).
6. Shield the melee during transition.
Dip each pretzel into the baking soda crust coating solution. Place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
7. Full DPS.
Bake at 450 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes or until browned.
Use all white flour.
Use all whole wheat flour.
Drop the kosher salt talent; try putting points in sesame seeds or grated Parmesan.
Brush with butter before adding toppings. Makes for a fatter, stickier player.
Entice your girlfriend or wife to play by speccing all the way up to a cinnamon sugar topping.
Old World pretzels
The Rock-Salted Pretzel recipe is admittedly a quickie (but goodie). Traditionally, German bakers made pretzels with lye – yes, the caustic stuff! The baking soda/water solution of our WoW
recipe provides a similar effect (the "Maillard reaction"
); some bakers also then boil the pretzels briefly before baking. Then there are pretzels that are made with fermented dough. Read a nice overview of some of these techniques at The Fresh Loaf's pretzel page
Impress your friends with homemade treats that pair perfectly with your World of Warcraft adventures. No matter what your Cooking skill, you'll have fun whipping up some of our delicious snacks, meals and beverages.