A surprising pretzel recipe found in “Det Nye Kjøkkenbiblioteket” (The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971
These delectable small pretzels have – as the name tells – caraway among the ingredients. Many may frown at the thought of caraway in pastries. If you ar not a great caraway fan you might go a little easy on the stuff – at least on the first try. You might to you surprise find it quite delicious.
Rich Bath buns with a sweet sugar glaze were a favourite of Jane Austen – though apparently it was easy to over-do it.
From a recipe from Mrs Raffald’s “The Experienced English Housekeeper” published in 1769. Mrs Raffald tells us to “send them in hot for breakfast”, which sounds rather indigestible for these rich, buttery buns, and may have been why, when Jane was staying with a rather mean aunt, she joked to Cassandra that she would make herself an inexpensive guest by “disordering my stomach with Bath buns”.