Baking Pretzels with Mama Schnucki

Date Posted:26 April 2018 

Happy International Pretzel Day!

One of the most beloved foods in Germany and around the world are Pretzels. Or as we say in Baden-Württemberg, southwest of Germany, Brezl.

Baden-Württemberg is home to the famous Black Forest and its cuckoo clocks, the Swabian Alb, numerous rivers, Lake Constance, and Mainau island – a unique and beautiful island with a castle in the middle of Lake Constance that sits above natural warm springs and features tropical growth, including orange and banana trees. Other famous cities in Baden-Württemberg include Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Tübingen, Ulm, Karlsruhe, and Mannheim.  The list of places to go and things to see is limitless.  Needless to say, there was never a dull moment growing up there and I never took for granted the beauty of the surroundings and the richness of the culture.  I get homesick whenever I think about it.

Now, back to the food! Today we’re featuring Pretzels.

The recipe Mama Schnucki is sharing with your she made when she lived in Africa and was feeling homesick.

Without further ado, let’s get to Pretzel makin’! See the list of ingrediants below and watch the video for the step-by-step guide.


Makes about 20

1 kg flour

500 ml luke warm milk

40 g fresh yeast

40 g butter

25 g Lard

1 tablespoon salt

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