The bath makes them look pretty sloppy, but is necessary. I tried it once without and they were not nearly as pretzel like.
2 ¼ t yeast
1 ½ c warm water
2 T brown sugar
1 1/8 t salt
1 c bread flour
3 c flour
Knead well. Let rise 1 hour.
knead again. Divide and shape 12 large pretzels. Before placing on baking sheet, dip in bath.
2 c warm water
2 T bkg soda
Rise 20 min. Bake 450° @8 min.
Butter and salt (kosher) tops if desired
When it's the kids leader day, the parent stays and brings snack. I was surprised when the director said we could bring homemade treats, I think most places ask for store bought goodies now. The kids made a cute Dd doughnut paintings and wore hats from krispy kream. Nice and healthy. Here's Bee's doughnut, already safely inside a clear page protector and in her binder. The sprinkles don't stay on well and the kids kept eating them off the floor.
Lou got to stay and he just went along and did everything the big kids did. I was pleasantly surprised since he is so shy. Next month Bee is leader on Hh day. She wants to make hands. I have an idea.