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Homemade Pretzels Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Aud Sonders
Added: Friday, December 23, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 envelope yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1 T. molasses
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 egg beaten
coarse salt

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add the molasses and salt and mix well. Stir in the flour. Knead the dough to get all the air bubbles out. Roll thin, snake-like pieces of dough. form shapes and place on a baking sheet. Brush beaten egg onto the shapes. Sprinkle with salt. Bake 10 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Many years ago, people crossed their arms over their chests while praying. It is thought that originally pretzels were made by monks to resemble arms crossed in prayer. These little breads were called "little arms" or "bracellae." The Germans called the bread brezel or pretzel. Put a pretzel on each person's plate at dinner and read this prayer: "Lord, bless these breads which remind us of the early Christians who crossed their arms in prayer. May we always be reminded by the sight of these pretzels to pray to you each day with grateful hearts." Amen

 

 

 

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