Family Night In: DIY Pretzels
Making soft pretzels at home is a fun activity to do with your kids! They can roll, twist and brush their way to a soft and chewy pretzel.
Making soft pretzels is one of my favorite kitchen activities with my kids. The dough is so simple to make, and my kids have so much fun rolling, twisting and braiding their own pretzel creations. We recently spent a rainy afternoon up to our elbows in flour. Yes it can be a messy process, but the end results were soft and chewy pretzels and, best of all, lots of time with my little ones.
Start by mixing together your pretzel dough. This classic recipe uses two cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast all mixed with a wooden spoon in the bowl of an electric mixer.
Heat the water over medium-high heat until it reads 120° to 130° degrees. I use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that it is the right temperature. Add the warm water and oil to the flour mixture.
Beat on low for one minute, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute longer.