Let's make some pretzels!

Yesterday we tried a baking project that we had never done before: Pretzels! It was fun and yummy!

 I thought I would share the recipe with you in case you would like to try them too. They are not hard to make, they are a fun project for the kids to help with and also they are a nice snack that isn't sweet.
Here is the recipe:
  • 1 T. dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 4 c. flour (I used 3 cups wholewheat and 1 cup white flour)
  • Salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
Mix together 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add in water and mix well. Mix in the rest of the flour. Knead dough until smooth adding more flour if needed.

Divide into 18 pieces (have your little ones practice their counting while they help.)

 Roll each piece into a rope around 15 inches long.

  Follow these pictures to shape them in the typical pretzel shape.

 Place on a lightly greased (or use a silicone mat like I do) baking sheet.
 Brush with a beaten egg and then sprinkle with salt.
Bake immediately (no rising) at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Enjoy! (And feel free to get creative with your shaping - we did!)