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Where To Buy Pretzel Salt In Montreal or Laurentiens?

Chikita Mar 30, 2014 04:01 PM

That's the question...I'm making soft pretzels that call for pretzel salt, apparently the kosher/sea salt doesn't give the same result, any suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Chikita RE: Chikita Apr 1, 2014 08:20 PM

    Anyone have a suggestion?

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      ZEEDAN RE: Chikita Apr 2, 2014 06:35 AM

      There's a ptetzel place on mont-royal near st-laurent
      Forgot the name but im sure you can ask them.

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      1. re: ZEEDAN
        EaterBob RE: ZEEDAN Apr 2, 2014 08:31 AM

        Le Pretzelria (?) closed months ago.

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        kpaxonite RE: Chikita Apr 2, 2014 12:08 PM

        You could post this on the the home cooking board, someone might be able to give you advice if you cant find it.

        1. Chikita RE: Chikita Apr 2, 2014 12:12 PM

          Thanks. I actually have been calling around without any luck. I found some to buy online but it's all from the States and doesn't seem worth the shipping...even the Bulk Barns here don't carry it. I've read that Kosher salt can be substituted, so maybe I'll just try that.

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            kpzoo RE: Chikita Apr 2, 2014 03:34 PM

            You might want to try the Loblaws/Provigo no-name kosher salt in a yellow box. It find it coarser than regular (Morton/Diamond's/Windsor) kosher salt and might work well.

            Let us know how it goes!

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              Chikita RE: kpzoo Apr 2, 2014 04:51 PM

              Thanks, I will :) I'm headed up north to the new Provigo in St-Sauveur, so I'll look for it there.

          2. Chikita RE: Chikita Apr 9, 2014 08:36 PM

            Thanks everyone. Pretzel salt is a rarity it seems, at least in Montreal! I used Kosher salt, $2.49 at Provigo, it did the trick :)

            I followed Alton Brown's pretzel recipe (from Food Network Canada), but I added extra old cheddar to the insides, they turned out wonderful.

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              FortyMan RE: Chikita Apr 10, 2014 07:23 AM

              hey, they look great - how was the texture, were they chewy?

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                Chikita RE: FortyMan Apr 10, 2014 10:17 AM

                Thanks, and yes they were chewy. Although the cheese kind of got lost in the pretzel a little, I thought an extra old cheddar would have more flavour, I'm going to experiment with different cheeses next time!

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                kpzoo RE: Chikita Apr 10, 2014 01:32 PM

                They look delicious, thanks for reporting back!

              3. afoodyear RE: Chikita Apr 14, 2014 09:53 AM

                President's Choice brand has (had?) a coarse salt called "Sicilia" that I think would be great for this purpose and very accessible at Loblaw's, Provigo, etc. It comes in a tall tube.

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