It’s that time of year again!
The Annual Bethel Bakery New Year’s Good Luck Pretzel will be back in time to ring in the new year!
The Origin of the Pretzel
The twists and turns of the pretzel can be traced back to 610 AD when the monks used scraps of dough and formed them into strips to represent a child’s arm folded in prayer. The three holes represented the Holy Trinity. The monks baked the pretzels and offered this warm, doughy bread to children who had memorized their bible verses and prayers. The monks called it “pretiola”, Latin for “little reward”
Children in Austria and Germany began to tie “pretiola” or what they called “bretzein” around their necks at the beginning of the New Year.
German immigrants brought this tradition to the United States where they became “pretzels” and Germans bakers made pretzel coffeecakes for the New Year so that everyone could partake a piece to insure their own prosperity, health and good fortune in the New Year!
Order early or you will be out of Luck!
This year we will receiving deliveries Saturday, December 30th and Sunday, December 31st.