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Catholic Recipe: Almond Pretzels

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 to 2 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cultured sour cream
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind (grated)
  • Sugar and chopped almonds
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
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Also Called: Mandelplaettchen

Using the symbolism of the pretzels as a reminder to pray, this food can be integral part of our Lenten diet and program. These pretzels are a sweet cookie dough. Surprise the family with sweet pretzels on Sundays during Lent --Great for Easter also!

DIRECTIONS

Beat butter till soft. Gradually add sugar; beat till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, egg yolks and sour cream. Stir in sifted flour. Add baking powder, cinnamon and lemon rind. Chill dough several hours. Shape dough into long thin rolls and make into pretzel shape. Place on greased tin. Brush with yolk of an egg. Sprinkle with sugar and chopped almonds. Bake at 375°, 10 to 15 minutes.

(Surprise the family with sweet pretzels on Sundays during Lent--Great for Easter also!)

Recipe Source: Pretzels for God by Unknown, Pretzels for God, St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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