Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Soft Pretzels with Cinnamon Sugar

This tasty treat is a hit with all ages, but especially amongst my preschool and kindergarten students.

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour, plus extra for forming shapes
One package baking yeast
1 tsp salt
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Stir one package of baking yeast into 1.5 cups warm water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Mix 2 cups whole wheat flour with 2 cups white flour. Add a teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of sugar. Stir in the yeast-water.

Place on a floured surface and make into shapes. Preheat oven to 350. With kids over 5, this is a great Play-Doh-like project they can eat afterward!

When the dough has been formed into shapes (make sure none are too thin, or they will burn), transfer onto a buttered cookie sheet and brush on a layer of beaten egg. Sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (or salt instead, if you want a more traditional pretzel).

Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Serve with fresh fruit and smiles.

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