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pretzel bread at Almondine (DUMBO)

MB fka MB Apr 30, 2008 07:06 PM

At quick glance, the pretzel rolls/bread look like a prehistoric dinosaur or crazy reptile with a ridge of sharp peaks. It's the size of a demi baguette and looks so very appealing. I went for the pretzel and cheese bread instead. Soft chewy texture, real pretzel flavor and nice salt.

YUM! Can't wait to try these again and they'll definitely be a highlight of my next party.

  1. TBird Apr 30, 2008 07:12 PM

    is this the one that got the cool review in edible brooklyn? if so, every since i read it, i have totally been craving it. topped with gruyere? only 14 made per day? must have!

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    1. re: TBird
      NYJewboy May 1, 2008 10:41 AM

      TBird: I had it several times and it is very very good. However I think they have changed the way they make it slightly, maybe more cheese. I have not ordered it in a while and it looks like it has a different texture.

      1. re: NYJewboy
        TBird May 24, 2008 02:28 PM

        finally had it this morning nyjewboy. if they are putting more cheese now than before, i would have hated to see it before. that said, the pretzel bread was very good. i would have liked to see more cheese tho. but definately good, and the pretzel bread could easily stand alone.

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      xariana May 1, 2008 08:09 AM

      Mmm, thanks for this - I seriously had a dream about pretzel bread last night (I wanted to make some in the dream but had to go to the store for "pretzel bread flour" first - ha). I might have to hike over to Almondine soon...

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        doughreme May 2, 2008 09:31 AM

        I totally agree. There is also a version without cheese. It is very addicting. I bought it for a playdate at my house. The kids wouldn't eat the one with the cheese, so I had to eat it.

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        1. re: doughreme
          twiggles May 2, 2008 12:20 PM

          I'm partial to the non-cheese version. it's very tasty! As an aside-if you are even in almondine and see that they have jelly donuts, definitely try one. they are amazing!

          1. re: twiggles
            MB fka MB May 13, 2008 11:58 AM

            I did try the jelly donut and it went in the trash. Seemed stale and the filling was a big *yawn*. Otherwise, I'm a fan of almondine. Nicely done croissants and baguettes.

            1. re: MB fka MB
              twiggles May 13, 2008 02:07 PM

              really? i'm so surprised! i've had it numerous times and it's always been great. sorry to hear it.

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          brooklynfoodgal May 14, 2008 06:19 PM

          hmmm

          I cant resist the pretzel roll, it is a dangerous obsession!

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