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How to Shape Pretzels

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Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, Amanda shows us how to shape pretzels.

Pretzel-making (and shaping!) is an underappreciated art these days. You may get apprehensive at the thought of tying or knotting pretzel dough into its iconic shape -- and for that, we don't blame you.

Watch Amanda demonstrate how easy pretzel-shaping can be -- no flour required. Feel free to keep it simple when shaping, or you can "live on the edge" with Amanda by flipping your pretzel dough in the air. Once you've mastered the art of shaping pretzels, bake a soft version of them with your children.

This video was shot and edited by Kyle Orosz. Photos by Karen Mordechai.

Tags: Kitchen Confidence, pretzels, baking, dough, how-to & diy

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over 2 years ago Rhonda35

THAT is a very tricky little flip! I think I will have to give pretzel-making a shot.


over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Good party trick....


over 2 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

cool! but i think I need to see that flip in slo-mo. ;)


over 2 years ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

No, it's private in California too.


over 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

This should be fixed now -- sorry for the inconvenience!


over 2 years ago Frau Neudecker

"This video is private". I'm in France, could this be the reason?