After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Non stick spray
1 1/3 cup warm water
1 pkg (1Tbsp.) active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. table salt
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 425
Spray 2 cookie sheets with non stick spray.
Pour warm water into mixing bowl.
Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir with a wooden spoon until blended.
Add the sugar, table salt, and 1 cup flour. Stir until blended.
Add 2 more cups of flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to blend after each addition.
The dough should be well blended.
Sprinkle a little flour over a clean kitchen surface.
Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Sprinkle with flour if sticky.
Separate dough into 12 equal pieces.
Roll 1 piece into a rope about 15 inches long - then shape.
Mix one egg and 1 Tbsp. water with whisk.
Brush on pretzels and sprinkle coarse salt over them.
Bake 15 - 20 min. They should be golden brown. Cool on a rack.