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For the past few years now we have tried to make pretzels during Lent. This past Saturday on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19th, instead of making bread that we have done in the past for a St. Joseph's altar, we decided to shape dough into pretzels. Did you know that the pretzel can be a good reminder that we can turn to the Lord in prayer? But how? ( Read on to the last photo on this post where it tells the history of the pretzel.)
I first read Walter the Baker, which is a great fictional story about the pretzel, but at the end of the story it gives historical information about where the word "pretzel" came from. Then we made some homemade pretzels. Here is a photo of my silly husband acting like a pretzel with his arms crossed and a pretzel on his head. My younger daughters enjoyed mixing the ingredients.
And here are the ingredients ( I hope you can read them in the bottom right photo) to make pretzels...
Pretzel making has been a fun and simple tradition each Lent!