Making pretzels for the first time

After experiencing VR, riding in a firetruck, getting a psychic reading and playing golf for the first time, this week’s 52 in 52 activity may seem somewhat “boring!”


But wait, I PROMISE, if you also do this, family members, friends or anyone who gets to experience the end result will think it’s pretty awesome!

I thought, since pretzels are my favourite snack, why not bake up a batch for this week’s 52 in 52!


First I had to find a somewhat easy recipe since yours truly is no Gordon Ramsay!

After a quick Google search and comparing a few different ones, I settled on a recipe at called Large Soft Pretzels (Quick.)


If you couldn’t quite follow along with the recipe on my video, the steps are below.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix water and sugar together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved; add yeast. Let mixture stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk flour, butter, and salt together in a bowl until well mixed; add yeast mixture and stir with a fork until dough starts to cling. Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead until smooth.
  4. Cut dough into 15 equal pieces and roll each piece between your hands into rope shapes at least the thickness of a pencil. Twist dough into desired shapes and arrange on a baking sheet; brush with egg and sprinkle coarse salt over each.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until pretzels are browned and cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.


My challenge of trying 52 new things in 52 weeks continues! Stay tuned, come back HERE or follow me on Twitter, and/or Instagram to find out what I’ll be doing next!!

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