6/6/19

Snake Pretzels

Know what's better than fresh, homemade soft pretzels? Not much! Homemade pretzels are so delicious. Most of the time, we shape soft pretzels into... well, pretzel shapes. Once, we turned them into candy canes. This time, snakes.



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Snake Pretzels



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

Heat the water to approximately 110˚F and add the yeast, stirring until dissolved. Add salt, sugar, and flour, then stir to combine. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic (approximately 10 minutes). Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a pencil-shaped roll,then place it on an ungreased pan, curving and overlapping it to make snake shapes.


Beat the egg, then add a small amount of blue food color. Use a food-safe paintbrush to paint the now-green egg mixture on the snakes. Sprinkle each lightly with salt (optional). Bake at 400˚F for 12 to 15 minutes.


When the snakes are cool, decorate them with edible markers.


Wouldn't these be fun for a reptile-themed party or something like that? As it is, they were fun alongside an ordinary meal in Casa deRosier. 

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