“It’s sticky,” Theresa said as she scrunched up her nose and stared at the blob. Thomas turned to Theresa and repeated  ” Just add a little more flour.” I tried not to laugh as Thomas imitated my instructions in such a grown up kind of way.

It took Theresa a little while to dig in and get…well messy.  Thomas on the other hand…” You mean we can get as messy as we want!!” His eyes were wide and filled with excitement.  After a few minutes the excitement wore off on Theresa too.

Theresa’s blob soon turned into a heart.  Thomas’s blob got bigger and bigger.  One moment it was a ship…the next a t-rex.  All I know..is that it became one really big pretzel!

Pretzel Recipe

1 package of yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

4 cups flour

1 egg

1 T sugar

1 T salt

Combine the yeast and warm water and let stand for a minute or two.

(Water temp. note: The water should be warm, but not too warm. Simply stick your finger in the water…because I am fancy like that.  The temperature should be warm and comfortable..not too hot otherwise it will kill your yeast.)  The yeast will form bubbles and foam.

Okay, that really is the hardest part.  Next, combine everything else and add yeast mixture. Knead till smooth…not too sticky.

Make shapes, letters, animals. As Thomas would say, “Add more flour if it is too sticky.”

Brush with egg and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake 425 degrees for 15 min. or until brown.

Enjoy! MMMmmm

A little more advanced ???  Add fillings…ham, cheese…nutella.  Sprinkle with…cinnamon sugar, parmesan and mozzarella, or seed mixtures.

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