We went to go learn to make Rootbeer and Pretzels. How fun.
We were each given our own dough to roll out and form a pretzel in any shape we wanted.
Have you ever made pretzels before? I hadn't and was very surprised to learn this dough is hard to shape. You can roll it out and it seems to go back to the way it was.
One of the guys there showed us how to twist, pull and roll the dough to form the pretzel. He made it look so easy.
The girls had fun making their own. So many different shapes to make, which ones would they decide on?
The extra fun thing about this trip was the adults got to make Rootbeer and Pretzels too!
Everyone had a different shape. I went with a simple knot. Mine is the one on the middle one on the left.
While the pretzels were baking it was time to go work on making Rootbeer.
First you had to pump out and measure the ingredients.
Then everything got poured into the "magic" container. Water is added and then the work was about to start.
The girls had to roll the "magic" container back and forth for about 15 mins. This mixes everything up and gets the rootbeer ready.
I call the container a "magic" container because it's almost like magic the way the rootbeer is made.
I have to admit these were the best pretzels I have ever had. Fresh, warm and the prefect about of crunchy outside with a soft yummy center.
Then to follow up with the great pretzel, they served us hot pizza. The girls had worked up an appetite after all that rolling of the container and not one piece of pizza was left over.
OK, truth be told, the adults ate some too.
Then the Rootbeer was ready to be bottled. Everyone got two bottles and filled them up.
Put the caps and labels on.
There was enough left over from our batch to let everyone have some without having to open the bottles.
Everyone was happy and cheered their good work.
The girls were really excited to try it. Everyone agreed they loved it and most wanted more so they ended up opening up a few bottles after all.
I had never had fresh, homemade rootbeer before and I have to say, it was very good.
You can also make beer and other types of soft drinks here. Anyone who does, gets to add their own label to the wall. As you can see, the walls are covered with every color and type of label you can think of.