Thursday, January 7, 2010

Preschool and Pretzels

Jansen has joined a co-op preschool and this week it was at my house. We learned about the letter O. We made pretzels and shaped them into O's. They are a little more like bagels, but really tasty. I included the recipe at the end of this post...definitely a fun thing to do on a cold winter day!






Personal Pretzels
1 TB yeast
1 ½ c warm water
2 tsp salt
¼ c honey
1 TB sugar
4-41/2 c flour
1. Heat the oven to 425. Line 2 baking sheets with tinfoil.
2. In a large electric mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the salt, honey, and sugar and stir well. Blend in the flour at low speed, then medium. Knead about 5 minutes. (I did this all by hand since I don't have a mixer.)
3. Divide dough into 16 equal parts, make shapes, and put on tinfoil.
4. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
5. Mix 1 TB cinnamon with 4 TB sugar, melt some butter.
6. When pretzels are done, remove from oven and apply butter and cinnamon/sugar mixture.

9 comments:

Melinda said...

Hey, this doesn't happen to be a recipe from cooking club, does it? I love all the crazy little boys in the picture. So funny.

Kent and Leisy said...

thanks for the recipe! we'll definitely try them out!! I LOVE pretzels.

kiki comin said...

go martha....

kiki comin said...

oh yeah...and why isn't my christmas card up on your christmas card display...oh yeah, because i am late..i've decided on sending merry christmas 2009 cards for valentines day...or maybe april fools.:)

Anonymous said...

They all look so happy! I worry about you out there freezing and getting all cabin feverish, but it looks like you are finding things to do. Love ya, mom.

Nat said...

Yum-O! (Catch that pun? I'm good...) I'm so glad you've recommended a pretzel recipe. I've tried a few that were torturous to say the least and I'm ready for something even preschoolers can do. Except, I'm pretty sure Jansy Pants is way smarter than this Lolly...

Shane's Angie said...

Oopsie. Totally didn't realize Natalie was logged in when I made that last comment. But, I would love the pretzels even more if she was the one making them. Just a thought.

Ashley M said...

Very fun! We'll have to try this!

Kami said...

Those pretzels look good. Will you make some and send them to me? I'll never end up making them myself, but REALLY want to try some.