Making Pretzels

 

Prep time: about 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. yeast

1/2 c. warm water

1 tsp. honey

1 1/3 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

 

Utensils:

oven

small bowl

mixing spoon

medium-size bowl

cutting board, sprinkled with flour

baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick spray

measuring cups and spoons

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius).

 

Put the yeast in a small bowl with the water and honey. Stir a little, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.

 

Mix the flour and salt together in a medium-size bowl.

 

After the 5 minutes is up, check on the yeast mixture. It should be bigger than before and a little bubbly. Add this mixture to the flour and salt mixture.

 

Stir everything together. Use a spoon to start. Finish with your hands. The dough is ready when it's still a little crumbly and flaky.

 

Put the dough on the cutting board and knead it like you are playing with clay. Knead it into one big ball.

 

Break off a piece of dough that's about the size of a big gumball or superball. Use your hands to roll it into a skinny snake.

 

Twist the snake into a medium-size pretzel shape, and put it on the cookie sheet. Do this with all the dough, making 12 pretzels.

 

Bake your pretzels for 10 minutes. Let them cool and take a bite!

 

Serves: 12