Lovers of fresh pastries rejoice at the onset of National Pretzel Day, celebrated on April 26. It is an opportunity to try treats, experiment with recipes, treat friends, and make gifts for relatives and neighbors.
The pretzel was first distributed as treat among parishioners of the Catholic Church. It appeared in the VII century: monks decided to present students with an unusual dish created from baked dough in the form of hands folded in prayer. The dish was suitable to consume during Lent, as it was lean: it consisted of flour, water, and salt. Pretzels were brought to the North American mainland by German migrants. In 1850, the first pretzel bakery opened in Pennsylvania. In the modern world, pastries are prepared with various additives that allow serving it on the festive table, or for dinner on regular weekdays.
How to take part
Go to a German restaurant. Order the original pretzel, and combine the taste with high-quality German beer.
- Take part in a pretzel making master class.
- If you do not want to leave your cozy kitchen, find a recipe or video tutorial and follow the instructions. Your relatives will be surprised and delighted, finding an unusual dessert on the table.
- Make additional sauce for the snack: peanut butter, chocolate paste, mustard, or cheese sauce. Choose your favorite combination.
When National Pretzel Day celebrated in 2024?
National Pretzel Day is observed on April 26 each year.