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Homemade Pretzels | Download (PDF)
These pretzels are the best for involving kids while baking. I made this recipe with my daycare kids and we would have a blast. They loved creating other than the traditional pretzel shape, like the letters in their name or geometric shapes.
1 1/3 c. water (110 degrees)
2 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. quick-rise yeast
5 tsp. baking soda
Kosher salt (optional)
Dissolve warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let set 5 minutes. Mix in butter, flour, and salt. Roll out dough in a rounded rectangle and cut into strips. Shape strips into pretzels. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
In non-aluminum pan, add 2" water and soda; bring to boil. Boil pretzels 1 minute, turning once. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Thanks Bag Topper
Designer: Valerie Pingree
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (Lily White, Lemon Lime, Bubblegum, Pajama) Doodlebug Design; (Bazzill White scalloped) Bazzill Basics Paper Stickers: (Milan alphabet) American Crafts Fibers: (striped ribbon) Strano Designs Other: (Epsom salt, cellophane bag) Finished size: 5 3/4" x 4"
1 Make topper from cardstock. 2 Adhere cardstock strip behind scallop holes. 3 Adhere cardstock strips. 4 Spell “Thanks” with stickers. Adhere salt; let dry. 5 Punch holes through topper and cellophane bag; tie with ribbon.
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