Brezen or Pretzel in German Festivals

Would you love something that is good for your stomach now? This might not look so tasty but once you taste it, you would love it. The one in the photo is a so-called Brezen in German. It is called Pretzel in English. Honestly I just tried this kind of bread last June as we visited a festival here in Germany. Since I tasted it, I already love eating it. I can’t go home from a German festival if I cannot eat this one. When I also go grocery shopping, I always take home with me this bread. I really don’t eat this bread every day because if I do that, I might need weight loss pills. Below is a little information about this bread. Just letting you know that you can see this bread in all German festivals. Don’t eat too much once you taste it!

A pretzel is a bread pastry of Medieval European origin (some accounts say Italian or French that has the shape of a three looped knot or twisted braid. Pretzels are either soft or hard. Hard pretzels have evolved into a variety of shapes from knotted loops to straight “pretzel sticks” (called Salzstangen in German, Ropi in Hungarian). The pretzel dough is made from wheat flour, water, sugar, and yeast, sprinkled with coarse salt. Pretzels are typically glazed with lye and salted.[4] Pretzels can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Traditional soft pretzels are about the size of a hand. Most hard pretzels are only 2 millimetres (0.079 in) thick. Hard pretzels which are approximately 1 centimetre (0.39 in) thick are called Bavarian pretzels.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretzel

The Brezen or Pretzel in Herbstdult festival in Regensburg, Germany. I took this photo last Sept. 05, 2009.

 
 

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