Class/Challenge/House Pride: Herbology
Project Name: Soft Pretzels to munch on the trail.
These homemade soft pretzels make a hearty snack to satisfy grumbles in the tummy from an afternoon of nature walking.
Pics, then recipe:
This recipe is actually pretty easy. I'm always afraid I'm am going to mess up the yeast when I make any kind of homemade bread, but this recipe was pretty fool proof. There is no taking any temperatures or waiting for the dough to rise, its all pretty much mix and bake.
1 and 1/2 cups lukewarm water
1 packet of active yeast (2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 and 3/4 to 4 and 1/4 cups of all purpose flour (optionally you can put half whole wheat flour which will increase the fiber content and make them heavier, I went with all all purpose white flour)
9 cups of water brought to a boil
3/4 cup baking soda
1 beaten egg
Place lukewarm water and yeast into a large mixing bowl ad stir until yeast is dissolved and liquid is a milky color. Add salt and sugar.
Begin adding the flour one cup at a time until mixture has thickened into a uniform dough, add flour until dough can be kneaded by hand with minimum stickiness.
preheat oven to 425
Boil 9 cups of water in a pot and add baking soda Stir until baking soda is completely dissolved.
Divide dough into several small balls 6 to 8 of them and roll each ball into a long rope in order to twist pretzels into desired shape. Once pretzel is in the shape you want carefully drop it into the boiling baking soda solution for 30 seconds. This is crucial if you want your pretzels to have the nice brown crust and pretzel texture. Shake off any extra water and place them on a greased baking sheet.
Once all pretzels are boiled and placed on the baking sheet give them an egg wash and sprinkle the coarse salt on the wet egg coating.
Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown (time will vary based on how big you made your pretzels)
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic
Project Name: Chinese Dragon Drawing
This project fits the assignment because my mother always taught me the value of preserving diverse cultures in the world. So I have always had a love of exploring new places and different ways of life.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
Project Name: Fever Fudge
Even though Fred and George Weasley are Gryffindor's nothing brought all four houses together more like their skiving snack boxes at exam time. So in the spirit of house cooperation I made some fever fudge. The weasely's never make anything boring so I made sure to make it look very colorful and magical.
This fudge is as simple as can be! It's 24 oz. or three cups of chocolate ships, one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and whatever sprinkles or candies you want to add to the top. Combine all of the ingredients accept toppings in a saucepan and heat on low until mixture is melted and uniform. Transfer soft fudge into greased square pan and sprinkle and press in toppings on the top of fudge. Cool in the refrigerator until hard. Cut and serve. You can store it on the counter once it initially hardens.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Potions
Project Name: Stop and Smell The Cupcakes Drawing
This whimsical drawing is an idea for another piece of art but it makes a nice project on its own, it fits the potions assignment because the cupcake on this plant are clearly growing in a group of three.