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Quick and Easy Pretzels for Ash Wednesday

Updated: Feb 22

It’s Ash Wednesday and that means it’s time to make pretzels. The pretzel is the oldest Christian food that we know of. It was created to be eaten during the Lenten fast so it has nothing rich like butter, milk or sugar. To emphasize prayer as a theme of Lent, the shape of the pretzel is of arms folded in prayer.

These pretzels are so good and they are super easy and quick to make. About twenty minutes to proof the yeast and mix up and another fifteen minutes to bake. Serve them with salt flakes or stone ground mustard but not with butter! :)

Quick and Easy Pretzels

From A Continual Feast


1 tablespoon honey or sugar

1 1⁄2 cups lukewarm water (100-110 degrees)

1 envelope active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups flour

Course or kosher salt

1 egg, beaten

Add the honey to the water; sprinkle in the yeast and stir until

dissolved. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. Blend in the flour, and knead the

dough until smooth.