Monday, January 16, 2012
What do you do when the kids are out of school and there's snow outside (and it only snows once a year)? First of all, you smile to yourself because it only snows once a year. Then you bundle up yourself and your kiddos and go play in it then come inside and drink hot cocoa and make CTR pretzels. The "pretzels" are more like breadsticks but they were fun to make nonetheless.
ctr pretzels (The Friend Magazine, January 2012)
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
sea salt for sprinkling
Mix the first 5 ingredients until they form a ball. Then knead dough until smooth and elastic. Cover with a clean towel (or plastic wrap) and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Pull off sections of the dough and roll into long ropes. Form the ropes into letters or shapes.
Put the pretzels on a greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees. Brush pretzels with butter and sprinkle with sea salt.