By Kevin Williams
Ah, a rite of autumn for me...I love the little Pretzel Festival in Germantown, Ohio. The festival features a wonderful small-town flavor, plenty of hand-rolled pretzels, good music, and fun for the kids. And the festival isn't monstrously crowded like some fall festivals. It's just an enjoyable family festival that I go to every autumn and for a few hours simply absorb myself in the change of seasons and get my fill of one of my favorite foods: pretzels.
And while we are on the topic of pretzels (there is a little bit of everything pretzel to eat at the festival), try this recipe from New Holland, Pennsylvania for "pretzel pudding." Didn't see it in on the menu at the festival, maybe next year! Yum!
3C pretzels, crushed
1C brown sugar
1⁄2C margarine, melted
1 pack cream cheese
1T vanilla extract
2 – 3.4 oz. boxes orange gelatin
1⁄2C water, boiling
2C whipped cream
In one mixing bowl, combine the crushed pretzels, brown sugar and margarine. Line the bottom of the baking dish with the mixture, reserving 1⁄2C for the top.
In another mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
In a third mixing bowl, whisk together the gelatin and the boiling water until dissolved.
Add the dissolved gelatin to the cream cheese, mixing until smooth.
Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese/gelatin mixture.
Pour the mixture carefully into the dish over the crust, spreading to the corners. Sprinkle the reserved crust on top and refrigerate until set.
Awesome photos of pretty Aster!!!
Thank you, Linda!
That pretzel festival sounds like fun. As a child for first 10 years of life lived in New Jersey. The store down the block had those big hand made pretzels. My mother would give me some money and let me go get one. Loved them. Then we moved to MI. No big pretzels where we live.
Love the pictures of Aster. She is so cute. So is your new baby Bea.
Thanks, Helen, Bea is a cutie (she doesn't do much yet,but she's cute!)