Here is Svara to show you how to make pretzels!
First you start with a long rope of dough:
Then you sprinkle it with cinnamon:
Next you position it just so….
You fold in one side and press well:
Press in the second side now:
lastly you squish it all up into a ball of dough and eat it! (“just poh-tend eat” Svara has to remind you)
After about two weeks of daily pretzel twisting, Svara is getting quite good. I’ll have to get a picture of her more recent attempts. She actually crosses the two sides now. So while there is no twist in the middle, it still has the required three holes of a pretzel. She also likes to put it into a bowl of “baking water” (water with baking soda) and then into an “oven” to finish cooking. Oh, and she doesn’t forget the sprinkling of salt either!