Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Making Pretzels During Lent

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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!


  1. Oh my gosh, great stuff Tra!!

    Never heard of that book....what a fabulous activity!

    Wonderful pictures. Loved this.


  2. Love this idea!
    In fact I had it on our Lenten planner...
    Haven't gotten to it yet.
    But this is great incentive!!!
    Happy and Blessed Easter to your family. : )

  3. Hi Chris!

    Thanks always for your visit! We really enjoy the book and it goes so well with Lent/pretzel tradition :) Glad you enjoyed the post :)

  4. Hi Billie Jo,

    Pretzel making can be done all year round so you still have plenty of time to make some :) Thanks for your visit and comment and Happy Easter!

  5. I wish I could find a GFCF recipe that is easy to make. <3 he photo of your fun hubs.