What are pretzels: Google Doodle, Recipes, Nutritional facts
Can’t help wondering why Google is celebrating pretzels? And what are these pretzels with this great recognition from the global powerhouse? How can you make pretzels?
Pretzels, originating from Germany, are soft or hard Bavarian snacks recognized worldwide, qualifying for a Google doodle.
Why Google is celebrating pretzel?
Oktoberfest. That’s the simple reason. Today, 21st September marks the beginning of the globally celebrated annual Oktoberfest festival!
This Bavarian festival is marked with pretzels, the classic snacks which originated hundreds of years ago.
Notice the design of the pretzels? The smooth twists and knots. This is so intentional.
Religiously, these symbolize the folding of arms in prayers. Socially, and particularly in wedding ceremonies, they symbolize the act of ‘tying the knot’. Mmmh, who knew?
Notably, pretzels were used in wedding ceremonies in the 17th century for this same reason.
Are you health and diet conscious and wondering if pretzels are for you?
It is interesting for you to know that pretzels are made without any dairy or eggs!
Pretzels can be presented in different tastes: soft, hard, salty, plain, sweet, buttered; what do you prefer? Personally, the soft pretzels are my one choice.
Want to know more about their composition and nutritional facts? Check the section below.
Beer, feasting, horse racing, and traveling. These define Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest the world’s largest annual funfair festival that involves traveling and beer, held in Munich Germany.
This festival lasts for 16 to 18 days. Yes! Believe it.
It is usually attended by approximately six million people, and celebrated worldwide even though its origin in Bavaria.
This long celebration started following a royal Bavarian wedding that lasted for days filled with celebrations.
The celebrations are colored with people dressed in traditional German lederhosen and dirndls.
Traditional foods such as pretzels, roast pork, and German sausages are served as treats throughout the festival.
Why Pretzels are popular
Julius Sturgis from Pennsylvania is the baker behind this delicacy.
In the 19th century, Sturgis, who owned a bread-baking business, devised a clever way of increasing the shelf-life of pretzels by making it hard.
With this increased longevity, this snack would be shipped across the world.
Henceforth, pretzels became popular across the globe and became an everyday snack.
Pretzels have found their way into home kitchens and recipes have been improvised to fit different needs.
Below, we have sampled out five recipes that you can try out in your kitchen.
How to make Pretzels
First, what does a pretzel comprise of?
I am sure if you are conscious about your health and eating habits; you would love to know pretzels’ nutritional facts.
Check them out below;
As you well know cooking is an art; you know what this means?
There are hundreds of different recipes and cooking hacks for every snack or meal.
I did my research and below are five top recipes I found on making delicious Pretzels. Enjoy!
Enjoy and Cheers!
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