Sunday, March 31, 2013

EASTER LEGEND (The Tradition of the Pretzel)

The Tradition of the Pretzel
     Pretzels began in the 6th century at an Italian monastery.
     A monk was preparing unleavened bread for Lent and twisted the scraps of bread dough to resemble arms in prayer. He named his creation Pretiola, a word meaning little reward, and gave it as a treat to the children who recited their prayers.