These were the best pretzels ever! My house smelled like Auntie Anne's kiosk 🙂
What I learned:
About the pretzel bath - most sites I referred to had a range of time to dunk them in - from 10 to 30 seconds. But when we actually did it, we found that the pretzel floated to the top after a few seconds and took that as a sign that they had boiled enough! It was pretty cool to watch!
A brief history of pretzels:
We all know that pretzels came from Germany. But did you know that there are references to it as early as 1111? And there are stories of Italian and French monks inventing it, and they rewarded them to children who had memorized their prayers. And they were designed to resemble little hands folded in prayer? All this and more in this article I found while researching pretzels.
Shaping a pretzel
A history of pretzels