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.

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

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!