Project Penguin #7 : Candy Cane Soft Pretzels

Hello! This is Trevor again. Today for Project Penguin we are making candy cane soft pretzels!

I invited a friend over and we made it together. Here we are kneading the dough.

Now, we are dividing the dough.


Here we are shaping the dough.


When all the dough was shaped, we used food coloring mixed with egg to paint the stripes on the candy cane.

Here are all the pretzels, ready for the oven!

Here's the recipe so you can make your own.

Soft Pretzels

                                                1 pkg yeast                           1.5 tsp. sugar
                                                1.5 c. water                          4 c. flour
                                                3/4 tsp. salt                          1 egg
                                                red food color

Heat water to approximately 110˚F and add yeast. Stir until dissolved. Add salt, sugar, and flour, then stir to combine. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic (approximately 10 minutes). Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a pencil-shaped roll, approximately 12 inches long. Split the roll in half, then twist the two pieces together. Place the pretzel on an ungreased pan, curving the top to form the crook of the candy cane. Beat the egg, then add a small amount of red food color. When the egg is the shade you want, use a food-safe paintbrush to paint the egg on every other stripe of the candy cane. Sprinkle lightly with salt (optional). Bake at 400˚F for 12 to 15 minutes.


Now it's your turn! Make candy cane soft pretzels or something inspired by them for a chance to win. Take a photo and link it below by January 3.


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