A recently revitalized soft pretzel conversation on the Boston Chowhound board had me adding a pretzel to my order at Clear Flour Bakery, last week. I wish I had added a couple more. This bakery excels in delivering high quality products in the European baking tradition. Their pretzel is no exception.
It has a lovely chew; a rich, brown, caramelized crust; and a lighter, airy center. You get bready bits where the pretzel is thick, and chewy bits where the stretching and knotting have created thinner areas. And, I can't say which I like best.
The flavor was so nice that Ed and I never got to try it with mustard. It was gone before we had that thought. Next time, we'll buy more and report back on our favorite accompaniments.
If the cooler days bring out the baker in you, check out this soft pretzel recipe from the Boston Globe.
Here are a few more of our favorite items from Clear Flour:
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photos: ©2013 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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