Monday, July 12, 2010

Pretzels

Making pretzels with the kids is so much fun!  Emily loves to  measure, mix, and knead. 

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Aiden loves to punch the dough ~ his version of kneading. 
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This is the first time we have made this pretzel recipe and I will never make another!  They were so YUMMY! 

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • Optional: 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • Optional:  melted butter and cinnamon and sugar
What You’ll Do:
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
  4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape.  We made most of ours into pretzel sticks.                                        
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  5. Once you have shaped all the dough, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet.  Optional: Sprinkle with kosher salt.       pretzels
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned.
  7. Optional:  melt butter and dip pretzels in butter then in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

The best part ~ taste testing!

pretzels

~Cindy

21 comments:

Davene said...

This is the second time recently I've read about making pretzels with kids. I have got to do this soon! Maybe I can fit it into Friday of this week. My boys would love it!

Thanks for the kick in the pants I needed to get going with this. :)

Christy said...

I'm going to save this for P week this year in our preschool learning. ;) Thank you - they look YUMMY!

Monica said...

Hi - I'm stopping by on the blog walk this week. I love your blog. I marked it to follow.

Lisa said...

Just stopping by on a blog walk to say hi! Those look great! I will have to try the recipe sometime.

Lindsay said...

yum!! I think we might make some of these this afternoon!

Jolanthe said...

I will bear witness that these pretzels are delicious and I must make them soon!!

{miss you!!}

Berry Patch said...

They look REALLY yummy. Stopping by as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog walk.

Kami said...

I have seen a couple of posts lately about making pretzels, and I think, "we should make them" and then forget! This time I am going to make a note of it! Thanks for sharing the recipe too! They look yummy! :)

Jill said...

This pretzel-making looks like so much fun! I need to do that with my kids.
Just stopping by on the TOS blogwalk to check out your blog and to follow you. Love your blog!

Jennifer said...

Yummy! We loved to make pretzels. Now I have to find a gluten-free recipe though (newly dx allergies for ds9). Hmmm... somehow I just don't think they'd be the same.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the pretzel recipe! I've never seen one before and it looks like fun :)

Elle Belles Bows said...

Cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!!

Denise said...

The last three blogs I have visited have had a dough recipe of some kind! I love making muffins,scones, bread, but I have never tried pretzels. It looks so difficult, but I will have to try this recipe!

Stopping by from the Homeschool Crew~ looking forward to a fun year!

Sheri said...

Hi, stopping by on the TOS blog walk, and hoping you enjoy your year on the crew.

FM Sheri

April said...

My daugther makes pretzels using our bread maker - yum! I'll have to ask her to make some now that I've seen this!

Walking over from the Crew,

April

The Mom I Want To Be said...

I gave you a blog award.

See it here: http://givinguponacleanhouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-blog-award.html

Thanks for your blog! I just love it.

Elise said...

Looks like a great hands on recipe for the children. I think we will need to give this a go.

Rachel said...

I'm stopping by to say "hi" on my blog walk. You have some great ideas here.

Kelly said...

Yummy! Only one problem - they have carbs :( Oh well, I'll have to wait til I lose some more weight! Great recipe. I can't wait to try it. BTW - Saying hi from the Crew!

Marie said...

I love that your son was baking with no shirt on. my boys do that ALL the time!
I'm following from the TOS crew

Elinette said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe here. your kids are so beautiful! Great pictures too. Hope you have fun blogging for the TOS crew this year. :0

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