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Sat, 26 Aug


Riverside Cultural Centre

Make Pretzels: Baking Workshop for Kids (8 years +)

A Kids Workshop on how to make soft, chewy Pretzels at home.

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 Make Pretzels: Baking Workshop for Kids (8 years +)
 Make Pretzels: Baking Workshop for Kids (8 years +)

Time & Location

26 Aug 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Riverside Cultural Centre, 289 Main Road Lower Moutere, R.D.2, Upper Moutere 7175, New Zealand

About the Event

Due to popular demand, we are offering a pretzel-making workshop for children ages 8 and up. 

Who doesn't like pretzels? While most of us will have eaten more than one in our lifetime – not many can say they have actually made a pretzel...now your child could be one of those few!

The pretzel's actual origins are as tangled as its shape. Legend traces it to medieval Europe, where Italian monks reportedly created treats to reward schoolchildren by baking dough with arms shaped in prayer. The tradition spread through Europe, and pretzels became associated with good luck and eternal love.

Soft pretzels are yeast bread that is formed into a pretzel shape. The one big difference in pretzel making, as opposed to regular bread making, is that pretzels are boiled and then baked. The boiling gives the outside of the pretzel its beautiful golden brown colour and uniquely crisp and chewy texture. The great thing is: once you have the dough, you can make any shape you like!

Baking has a multitude of benefits for kids: It encourages creativity as children experiment with ingredients, develops fine motor skills, nurtures patience and, more importantly - delivers some yoyous experiences and delicious results. Your child will go home with a smile, a sprinkling of happiness and a belly full of their own warm pretzel.

Please note: we will work with standard white flour and butter in this workshop, so it is unsuitable for anyone with a  gluten and dairy intolerance. We will also be working with boiling water, which is why children under 8 need the close attention of an accompanying adult.

Each child will make a yummy big pretzel each - and eat it of course!

Limited to 12 children. Under eight-year-olds must bring an adult to help. Sponsorships available (just ask). Bookings essential!

This workshop is proudly sponsored by the Riverside Community Trust. Please contact Tanja (at education@riverside.org.nz) for workshop questions or to ask about sponsorship options.

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