Thursday 18th February - Prayer Pretzels

BagelPretzels are traditionally linked with Lent because they are said to resemble arms crossed in prayer. I can't say that this is a position I have ever prayed in, but I certainly like the link! Here's how to make them and then ideas to help you include some prayer in the activity.

Ingredients:
100g self raising flour
30g butter
milk to mix
tablespoon sugar
pinch of salt
1 Egg

Method
Preheat the oven to 180C
Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Mix in the sugar and salt.
Gradually add milk to the mixture until a dough is formed. Don’t let it get too sticky!
Split the dough into 6. Make each piece into a sausage shape and then form it into a pretzel shape

PretzelsWhen the pretzels are baking make a list of (or draw) favourite foods that you want to thank God for.
Talk/think about people in the world and in our own country who don't have enough food and ask God to help them.
Make up a short grace to say, thanking God for food
Say/sing the grace and eat the pretzels!