Try It Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, Tryers!

This week’s Try It is brought to you by the letter Y as in “YUMMY!”

When my sister, Samantha, and her brood were down from Maryland, she made something that seriously made me want to do cartwheels. (I refrained, don’t worry). She made these awesome things call pretzel rolls. And yes, they tasted as good as they sound.

This was indeed a Pinterest find:

*Cue the Homer Simpson-like drooling*

*Cue the Homer Simpson-like drooling*

This week, my sister Bridget decided to try them out! (And I’m glad she did!)

She got everything she needed:

Milk, yeast, brown sugar, butter, flour, fine salt, baking soda, coarse salt

Milk, yeast, brown sugar, butter, flour, fine salt, baking soda, coarse salt

Ingredients List:

2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons (2 packets) active dry yeast
6 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons fine salt

1/3 cup baking soda
3 cups warm water
Coarse salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted

After she got all of that, she got to work.

She warmed up the milk in the microwave for about a minute and a half. (*If it’s too hot it will kill the yeast*) Then, she stirred in the yeast and let it set for about 3 minutes.  She added the butter and sugar, and then the flour; about 1 cup at a time. Then, the salt was put in. She kneeded the dough for about 10 minutes (what an arm workout!) by hand. You can also use a stand mixer. Then, she put the dough ball into a greased bowl and covered it.

I didn't ask if she tasted the raw dough. But I think I would have.

I didn’t ask if she tasted the raw dough. But I think I would have.

After letting it rise for an hour in a warm place it had doubled in size:

This is how I feel after eating too many pretzel rolls.

This is how I feel after eating too many pretzel rolls.

She then preheated her oven to 375º. After punching  the dough down, she divided it into 12 lumps and rolled them into balls (heh, balls). Then she Combined the warm water and baking soda in a wide bowl and dipped each ball in the baking soda water. She cut a slit into each ball and placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. She sprinkled them with coarse salt and baked for about 9-15 minutes (or until browned).

Lovin' from the oven!

Lovin’ from the oven!

 

 

OMG you guys. I pretty much inhaled these things. They were SO. FREAKING. GOOD. After you take them out of the oven, be sure to spread a little melted butter on top with a butter brush. You will NOT be disappointed!

Try It Tuesday

I’m tellin’ ya, folks. Lately, my Try Its have been off the hook! And today’s is no exception!

When I saw this on Pinterest, I could feel my thighs getting wider and my mouth salivating:

Get in my belly!

Get in my belly!

I was so excited to try this so I hurriedly got all the goods together:

Ingredients

Then my lovely helper, BB, ground up all the Oreos in the food processor:

oreos in food processor

(Sorry it’s a little blurry!) After the Oreos were completely demolished, I melted butter and pressed the mixture into a dish, making a crust. You have to let it refrigerate for a bit while you do the other stuff, just to let it firm up.

After I whipped the creamy filling together, I spread it on top of the crust:

creamy filling

I put that back into the refrigerator as I mixed the pudding mixes (I used one regular pudding mix and one sugar free, just to help with the calorie count/sugar count). Then I poured the pudding on top of the creamy filling.

pudding mix

I let the pudding firm up a bit (its instant pudding so it didn’t take long) and then spread Cool Whip on top and sprinkled mini chocolate chips after.

Sprinkles

You’re supposed to let it set in the freezer for about an hour. However, I couldn’t wait that long. We took it out after about 30 or 40 minutes. And….well, I think this speaks for itself:

empty plate

OMG. It was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. I really, really wanted to eat the whole dish. I’m telling you, it was probably one of the best desserts I have had in a while! I am DEFINITELY making this bad boy again!