This was a fun one! And so easy too :)
I found this pretzel recipe here
1.5 Cups water
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Pkg active dry yeast
1.5 tsp of sugar
3/4 tsp of salt
2 - 2.5 Cups of flour
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp water
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Heat 1.5 cups of water to 120 degrees (I used a meat thermomiter for this). In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and warm water. Mix for 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and knead for 3 minutes, if dough is sticky, keep adding more flour from the half cup you have left to form a soft dough.
Tear off chunks and shape into whatever you can think up. We made a Sponge Bob, a boy, a girl, a flower, a snowman and a bunch of other abstract shapes. Put the pieces on foil covered sheets. Beat egg yolk and 1 tbsp water until well blended and brush over the dough, then sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 20 minutes. These will only stay fresh for about 2 days.
Come back tomorrow! We're making a giant rain stick from an empty wrapping paper tube.