Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Homemade Pretzels

Es & I are doing a little pre-preschool group with the kiddos. Today I was in charge of doing the letter 'A'. One of the activities we did was made pretzels into the shape of an 'A'.

Here's the recipe:
4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp whice sugar
1 1/4 cup warm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 TB veggie oil

1/2 cup baking soda
4 cups hot water
1/4 cup kosher salt

Dissolve yeast & 1 tsp sugar in warm water. Let it stand for 10 minutes.

Mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar & salt. Make a well in the center, add oil & yeast mixture. Mix & form into dough. I had to add a little water (2 TBS) to make it less dry.

Lightly oil bowl, place dough in it & cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in warm spot for 1 hour.

When dough is risen divide & shape. In large pot dissolve baking soda in hot wate & dip each pretzel into the solution & put it on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with Kosher salt

Bake 450 degrees for 8 minutes until browned.


Three Kids and a Mommy said...

Wow, those look good! I've never even thought of making pretzels! I did make bagels once, and it looks like the process is very similar. I'll have to try them!

Katie said...

You said on facebook that this was easy! You are CRAZY :o) Seriously though, they look yummy, and kudos to you for doing this for preschool.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Super fun activity. Fun to play, yummy to eat.

Smithy said...

you need to get yourself a kitchen aid mixer.

M said...

Super yummy and clever!