Back again (with food)

Hello all!

It was an extra special week here at Concordia’s multi-faith chaplaincy as we have new neighbors!  Sustainable Concordia lives upstairs now and they had an info session with food yesterday.  Food and more food!  Needless to say it was a pretty good turnout.  I don’t have a stew recipe for this week because I mixed an old stew with a bunch of veggies and sauted spices, but I do have a very exciting …Pretzel recipe!  Be sure to join us next week and enjoy!

Pretzels!

1 tsp. active dry yeast

1/4 tsp. sugar

1 cup warm soymilk

1oz margarine

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

extra soymilk and course salt for painting

Combine the soymilk, sugar, margarine (melted) and yeast- set aside and let the yeast become foamy.

Mix the dry and add the wet.  Knead for about 10 minutes on a floured surface.  Cover with a damp towel and let rise in the bowl in a wam place for 1 hour.

Knead again for about 4 minutes or until the dough is springy.  Let rest about 20 minutes with covered cloth, then get ready to shape!

On a floured surface, take a small chunck of dough and roll it into a snake.  It helps to have some water nearby to moisten the dough and keep its shape.  Once the dough is rolled out, shape it!  Be creative with the shapes but also keep it fairly simple.  Also, pinch together overlapping dough with some water.

Boil the pretzels for about 1 minute, or until they rise to the surface.

Place on greased sheets and paint with soy milk and sprinkle with salt.  Bake for about 15 minutes at 375.

Enjoy!

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