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Pretzels to make with kids
Pretzels were once a special Lenten food for Christians. Some say the twisted center is arms crossed in prayer.
2 pkg yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
Mix 2 packages of yeast with 1 1/2 cups of warm water.
Add 4 cups flour.
Add 1 tsp salt.
Add 1 tsp sugar.
Mix, turn out on floured surface, punch down, then fold. Repeat punch/fold 10-20 times.
Make 6-8 small balls. Roll and shape. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Put in preheated 425 degree F oven. Bake 12 minutes.
From the Viking Little Chef Series: Making Pretzels by Elizabeth Martin (1986, Viking Penguin)
My thanks to Christine Yeannakis, author of Ten Godly Play at Home Tips for Parents and a newsletter for teachers of Godly play, "Playing The Stories," for recommending this recipe!
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Last updated April 18, 2003