Case in point, homemade pretzels. These were such a hit with the kids that they were prepared quite often. We whipped up a batch today and I was amazed at how easy and fun they were.
1 package Rapid Rise Yeast
4 c flour (Better for Bread flour preferred)
1.5 c warm water
1 egg for egg wash
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
Kosher salt for sprinkling on top
In a bowl mix together yeast, sugar, salt and warm water
Add in your flour
Stir it up
Knead the dough until as soft as possible on a lightly floured surface
Form pieces of the dough into any shape you want, such as turtles
Sneak in a bite of the raw dough when you think moms not looking,
because no matter how gross it tastes, kids must always test out raw dough of any kind.
Brush on your egg wash
Sprinkle on your Kosher salt
And make silly faces while your pretzels bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until browned
When done, marvel at your yummy accomplishment!
And enjoy! I like mine with classic yellow mustard, while Taylor prefers hers nice and simple.
"Look mom! I bit off my unicorn's tail!"
Have you baked up anything fun this summer? If so, please share.
My sous chef is always looking for a new recipe to try!