Baking with the kids can be lots of fun, and especially great when the results are wholesome rolls that are a great accompaniment to a hearty winter soup! At this point, my kids get much more excited about real dough than modeling clay, so when I started to make these pretzels I had plenty of help. My eight year old daughter made some all on her own, and my five year old son was great at preparing longs ropes of dough for me to shape. I used the recipe for my whole wheat oatmeal baguettes, and since I was in a hurry I didn't even let the dough rise, which was fine in this case, though the rolls are a bit denser than if prepared correctly.
Someday I'd like to make real pretzels, but for now this was lots of fun, and the ones that turned out a bit too plump to pass as pretzels have been great little sandwich rolls! Make sure to roll finger width ropes, not wider. Then again the sandwhich rolls are pretty cute too.
And those roses by the way, were the last blooms that I brought indoors after I heavily pruned the rose bushes in preparation for Spring growth. Speaking of Spring, I know some of you wouldn't mind a little Spring weather right about now, so hang in there and get ready for some colorful Spring crafting, which is coming here soon!