How To Form Soft Pretzels
To form equal pretzels take the dough out of the bowl and cut it in two equal parts. I like to use a pizza cutter, one of my favorite kitchen tools!
Cut each half into two equal parts again. Now you should have 4 equal parts.
Cut the 4 parts into half again. Now you should have 8 equal parts.
Teaching Moment: If you are cooking with you kids this is a great time to teach them about division because they can visualize it.
Steps to Form Soft Pretzels
Forming the pretzels is a little scary, but remember no matter what the pretzels look like they will taste delicious!
- Take one of the 8 parts and form it into a snake that is about 24 inches long. To do this flatten the dough with the palm of your hand then roll it up tightly to form a small snake. Apply a little pressure to the dough as you roll it forward and backward. Be sure to keep both hands in the same exact motion or the snake will tear.
- Holding the two ends form a “U”.
- Cross the ends over one another.
- Bring the ends directly down and attach to the bottom of the “U”.