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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)
1 1/2 cups water
4 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarse salt

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


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