Soft Pretzel Kids Cooking Party

pretzel kids cooking party
Having a soft pretzel kids cooking party allows kids to get a hands on cooking experience. Kids are sure to love the fun, the mess and eating the finished product.

Create one copy of the recipe below, one for each child. This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home so they can impress their own family with what they learned at the cooking party.

Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask friends or family if you can borrow some items for your pretzel kids cooking party.

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Items Needed for a Pretzel Kids Cooking Party:

  • Cookie sheets 2-3
  • Mixing Bowl and mixer or bowl and wooded spoon
  • 1 set of teaspoons
  • Set of tablespoons
  • 1 set of cups
  • Actual recipe ingredients plus extra flour for dusting and rolling out pretzels
  • Pastry brushes
  • Paper plates, cups and eating utensils

Pretzel Kids Cooking Party Planning To Do List:

Two weeks ahead:
  • Send out invitations
  • Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats

  • One week ahead:
  • Make your shopping list for the party
  • Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
  • Prepare chef hats ahead of time

  • Several days ahead:
  • Put your goody bags together
  • Get a final number of how many children are coming to the party

  • One to two days ahead:
  • Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items

  • Day before:
  • Prepare party cake if you are having one

  • Morning of party:
  • Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic tablecloth or white butcher paper.
  • Set table with ingredients

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Soft Pretzel Recipe

  • baked 2 packages or 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white for brushing the tops
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 Cup baking soda
If you have a large group of kids split the group into two teams and double the recipe. Work together as a team and assign different tasks to each child so everyone has a turn adding or stirring.

Pour water in measuring cup and heat water in the microwave to lukewarm, about 110 degrees. Add sugar to water and stir to dissolve. Add yeast into water. Allow yeast to bubble and foam for several minutes. Meanwhile in mixing bowl add salt, soft butter, 2 eggs and 3-4 cups flour. Blend together. Add in yeast mixture and remaining cups of flour. Blend until dough forms a ball. Knead on a floured surface several minutes. Cover and let dough rise 30 minutes. **If you want to do a hot water bath for your pretzels, do the following. If not skip ahead to shape dough.

While the dough is rising, fill a large pot with 8 cups water and one-half cup baking soda and bring to a rolling boil.
hot water bath
Pull off pieces of dough and roll into ropes. Then cross ends over to make an X and form dough into a pretzel shape.
If doing the hot water bath, drop each pretzel, one at a time, into the boiling baking soda bath and boil for 20 seconds before flipping. Boil for another 20 seconds, then transfer with a slotted spatula to a wire rack to drain excess liquid.

Gently pat pretzels dry with a paper towel and transfer back to the prepared baking sheets.

Place shaped pretzels on greased cookie sheets. Brush beaten egg white on tops. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake in oven 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
pretzel bath
***While waiting for pretzels to cook, prepare a dessert or other recipe you have planned, decorate aprons, chef hats or play games.

More Baking Recipes:

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Recipe
soft pretzels cooked

Now try making homemade bread.

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