Happy International Pretzel Day!
Whether you prefer the traditional pretzel or the crunchy salty snack there is plenty to celebrate.
There are a few different stories as to how the pretzel came to be, but most agree they have a Catholic background from the Middle Ages in Europe. It is said that Catholic Monks used left over pieces of dough to make treats for well-behaved students. The shape of a knot represents a range of meanings from a traditional prayer posture to ‘tying the knot’ in marriage, whilst serving a practical purpose to hang on sticks to be served. In the 16th century in Austria pretzels even became a symbol of holiday season good luck and were hung on Christmas trees.
Today, pretzels are consumed worldwide and come in a variety of flavours with seeds, nuts, glazes and more. Why not celebrate International Pretzel day by hanging out with friends making your own pretzels! We hung out with our dear friend, Mama Schnucki, to bake her favourite recipe. Check out the video below and the details on their blog HERE.