Friday, January 20, 2012

Pretzel Letters

For Christmas, we were able to go to Arizona  for a few weeks.  It was fabulous!!  It was sunny and warm and just so fun!  We loved hanging out with our families and friends and eating at our favorite restaurants.  I think I ate out somewhere almost everyday!  I loved it.  Now we are back in the frozen tundra called Albany.  It's been sooo cold the past few days.  We try not to go outside which leaves us with a case of cabin fever.  I found this fun activity in a magazine called "The Friend."  Griffin was so excited to make letters out of dough.  We had so much fun rolling the dough with our hands then shaping it into letters.  The pretzels were so good right out of the oven.  I was wishing I had some nacho cheese to dip them into! 

Pretzel Letters

1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
1 Tbs. yeast
1 cup warm water
1 Tbs. sugar
melted butter

Mix the first five ingredients until they form a ball.  Then, knead dough until smooth and elastic.  Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Pull off sections of the dough and roll into long ropes.  Form into letters or shapes.  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees.  When done, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt or cinnamon and sugar.


Lana and Terry said...

These are so cute, and they look delicious! Sounds yummy with cinnamon and sugar:)

Cara said...

we did this activity too holly! they were really good i thought, and we didn't have nacho cheese either. sad i missed you, we weren't there long in az. maybe next time.

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