Weather: 27 degrees, expecting another “warm” day today, above freezing
What I’m listening to: Sara Groves, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
When you think about the holidays, you think of the hustle and bustle of shopping – going from store to store with Christmas music playing, parents with children waiting in line to take pictures with Santa, and the smell of hot freshly-baked pretzels from the nearby stand. Here on the Kenai Peninsula, we don’t have a mall or a pretzel shop, so I made these at home.
I made them smaller than the ones you can buy, closer to the size of a bagel. And I added pumpkin because it just sounded like a fabulous idea. When they came hot out of the oven, I coated them with melted butter and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar. The real trick is to get them uniform in size so that they bake evenly, brown and firm on the outside and soft (but not doughy) on the inside.