Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lent: Pretzels

Did you know pretzels are an historically Lenten bread? According to my favorite monk and baker, Fr. Garramone: "...made with only water, flour, yeast and salt. The classic shape is meant to suggest arms crossed in prayer, which gave rise to their Latin name, bracaella, "little arms." This word became bretzel in Old German, which eventually shifted to pretzel."

We love to make his Quick Pretzel recipe. As the name implies, they are easy and quick. They are pretty much gone as soon as they come out of the oven. If you get a chance, I encourage you to make some. As Fr. Garramone often notes, baking can be a very spiritual experience. Why not add it to your Lenten practice?


Bridgett said...

eating (crunchy storebought) pretzels while reading this. I love Dominic.

janet h said...

oh yummy! pretzel! :) i enjoyed reading your blog! anyways keep blogging! xoxo

plaidshoes said...

Thanks Janet H!