Pretzels, I’m not sure if they are easy or hard to make but I thought I would have a go at them this week so do pop by next Tuesday to see how they turn out.
Pretzels all made and eaten.
After rolling out and shaping the pretzels
you have to dip them into boiling water with bicarbonate of soda which helps to get the lovely brown colour on the pretzels
Then a little sprinkle of rock salt and sesame seeds.
Into the oven for 20 minutes and then you have yummy pretzels.
Did you know:- There are different stories as to where pretzels came from but they seem to have a Christian background.
One story says that an Italian monk invented pretzels as a reward for children who learnt their prayers. The folded dough is thought to be arms crossing the chest.
German and Swiss German immigrants introduced the pretzel to North America in the 18th century.
In the 20th century, soft pretzels became popular particuarly in Philadelphia and pretzels are now considered to be the cuisine of Philadelphia
Philidelphia produces 80% of the nations pretzels and a Philadelphian eats about twelve times as many pretzels as the rest of the USA who eat about 1.5lbs of pretzels each year.