Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretzel Letters!

How can you learn about the alphabet and NOT make pretzel letters?? The kids had blast making the first letter of their names and then being able to eat them!!
Check out this yummy pretzel recipe so you can do it at home or in your own preschool!!

2 1/2 cups warm water

2 TBSP yeast

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

about 7 cups flour

2 TBSP baking soda

1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let set until activated. Add brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Add flour one cup at a time until mixture isn't moist. You may need a little less flour or a little more. Let rise for 30 minutes.

Let the fun begin!! Form balls of dough about the size of small fists. Roll dough into a thin rope (emphasis on thin) and twist into desired shape. Have flour available to roll and shape in.

While pretzels are being shaped, boil water and baking soda in a saucepan. Make sure baking soda is dissolved and then keep very warm.

After pretzels are shaped, dip them in the baking soda water and then placed the dipped pretzels on a cookie sheet. You can sprinkle with Kosher salt if you want (I don't like the salt) and then bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. When they come out, brush them with melted butter!!

These really are so yummy!


Michelle said...

We try to do a cooking activity at least twice a week... this would be great. Quick, simple, and enough ingredients that everyone gets a turn :) Thanks for the recipe.

Momma C said...

Love this idea! We are going to try it ourselves and pass along the wonderful idea. Thanks!

Momma C @ ABC Jesus Loves Me

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

You know, I have never tried making my own pretzels at school or home. I really need to do this. It looks so fun and I love pretzels.

Jen said...

I was so impessed with how yummy these were.(I tried Brynlie's) I love to get them at the mall, but they cost alot, and I had never had really good homemade ones. Thanks for the recipe.

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Thanks for the great recipe, I'll have to try it out!