This homemade pretzel snacks recipe is a great one to use for kids cooking class. Lots of fine motor building and fun sensory experience with this one.
Working with dough is one of the best activities to improve penmanship skills for children. Making up pretzel dough for the kids to manipulate is a wonderful way to build their self-esteem while they are having fun.
Rolling out “snakes” of any kind of dough is a hoot, don’t you remember doing it with playdough when you were a kid? I do, and that was oh, so long ago.
Homemade Pretzel Snacks Recipe-Kids Cooking Class
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Soft pretzel recipe
Pretzel dough is simple to make and the kids can work it for a few minutes or an hour, whatever feels right for them. It doesn’t matter that much to the pretzel. Once the kids roll out all the snakes, you can let them form them into whatever shaped pretzels they want. It’s art and food, two for one special.
Be sure when you are cooking with kids, to get your ingredients ready ahead of time. You can let the kids pour the ingredients in the bowl for this dough, or you can make the dough yourself and let them use it already made.
Either way is a winner and you need to do what works for you. Making your life easier should be the goal of every activity you do with your children. Childcare of any kind can become overwhelming if you don’t take care of yourself as well.
I make my pretzels out of half whole wheat flour and half white and they qualify for the food program whole-grain requirement. You can make yours with whatever combination you chose. Try not to make cooking with kids too complicated. All you need is a little flour, salt, and yeast to get some yummy pretzels going.
- 1 3/4 C. warm water
- 1 T. yeast
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 C. wheat flour
- 3 C. white flour
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 T water
Wash your hands and have the kids wash theirs.
Place yeast in water, stir and set aside.
Mix salt, sugar, and flours together.
Blend in yeast.
Cover and let rise 30 minutes.
Here is the fun part, form into pretzels.
Beat egg and Tablespoon of water together
Brush with egg white and add salt to top.
Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Don’t forget to pin for later