Dairy, Egg, Soy, and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns

I have another allergy friendly ‘bread like’ recipe to share…perfect for the weekend…perhaps, something to munch on during SuperBowl Sunday 2013!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns

A basket of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns

Hot and fresh…right out of the oven!

I discovered the recipe in the March 2009 Bon Appetit Magazine awhile ago…it was in their readers’ favourite restaurant recipe section.

This recipe comes from the restaurant Cut in Las Vegas. The reader stated, “…when we sat down, we were served delicious pretzel rolls straight from the oven. Can we get the recipe?” Click here for the original recipe.

I have been waiting for just the right time to bake them…like the bagels, they take a bit of time management. Monday morning with the boys off due to exam week seemed like the perfect time to surprise them with fresh from the oven Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns.

I only needed to adapt the buttermilk…replace the buttermilk with 1/4 cup Natur-a Soy Beverage or Natur-a Rice Beverage mixed with 3/4 tsp white vinegar and let sit to thicken.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns.

A Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Bun ready to eat

The following are some pictures of the pretzel knot process:

Forming the dough into 8 balls, rolling into a log and tieing into a knot.

Forming a pretzel knot

I found it easier to roll without any flour on my marble slab.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns ready to be slipped into the simmering water.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns ready to be slipped into the simmering water

I found I just carefully picked them up and placed them in the simmering water…much easier.

Removing a Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Bun from the simmering water to place on a greased baking sheet.

Removing Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Bun from the simmering water

Poaching for 10 seconds a side goes by fast!

Brushed with canola oil and sprinkled with some coarse sea salt…they are ready for the oven.

Sprinkled with some coarse salt, Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knots ready for the oven

My boys were not keen on all the salt…I would either replace with a less coarse salt or omit altogether…depends on one’s taste for salt.

Hot from the oven…ready to eat!

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Buns cooling

Check out the golden brown colour…”How did you get it that colour?’, mused Michael.

The boys were eager to get their hands on one…Michael takes a bite…

Enjoying a Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Pretzel Knot Bun

Yummy!

Enjoy!

P.S. My boys found, the next day, the salt had seeped into the dough…the added salt flavour was not to their liking…tasted better when warmed up a bit in the microwave. 

Victoria and William, on the other hand, loved them…salt and all!

P.P.S. Overall, William and my boys much preferred the Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free BagelsVictoria was not around to try them. Click here for the post.

Will you be one of the many watching the SuperBowl this Sunday? What is your favourite ‘munchy’ for the SuperBowl?

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Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles

I surprised my boys this weekend with homemade, freshly baked Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles!

A couple of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles topped with Vegan Becel Margarine and pure maple syrup

Scrumpdelicious!

I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon a recipe…already void of eggs…that I could easily adapt to meet Michael’s food allergens. (dairy, egg, beef, lamb, sesame, fish, shellfish, peanut/tree nuts, mustard and raspberries)

All I needed was a waffle maker. Again, luck was on my side when I discovered Cuisinart’s new product…Griddler Waffle Plates! As I already own a Cuisinart Griddler…the waffle plates were the perfect choice.

The original recipe comes from my Bon Appetit Magazine’s  March 2009 issue. Click here for their recipe. I substituted the 2 cups of buttermilk with 2 cups of Natur-a Soy Beverage mixed with 2 tbsp of white vinegar that sat in the fridge for an hour. (for a soy free version use Natur-a Rice Beverage) I substituted the 6 tbsp of melted butter for 6 tbsp of canola oil.

The boys hovered near by as the batter was carefully ladled into the waffle plates.  Michael started frying up some bacon to accompany the Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles while both the boys anxiously waited for the waffle batter to bake.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles in the Cuisinart Waffle Plates

Four minutes in the Griddler…perfection!

Topped with Vegan Becel Margarine and pure maple syrup…rave reviews soon followed.

Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles topped with Vegan Becel Margarine and pure maple syrup ready to enjoy

Crispy and light…definitely a double thumbs up!

I saved a couple of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffles for Michael to toast the this morning for breakfast.

Enjoying a Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Waffle

Enjoy!