Dating back to 610 AD, Romans and Monks are credited for fashioning the first pretzel shaped breads used to repurpose leftover dough. Educate your students on the science, history and cultural influence pretzels have made with this handy lesson plan perfect for the classroom.
To say that something is “pretzel-shaped” evokes a unique but familiar icon. The three rings of a traditional pretzel are said to represent the Holy Trinity and have become a symbol, like barber poles, adorning and identifying bakeries across Europe. German home bakers who lacked eggs or lard could still bake this fortifying, dense bread with just flour, water, and a little salt. It’s National Pretzel Month!
Enjoy this collection of recipes from Home Baking Association members: