While few people can experience the actual Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, everyone can bring aspects of the German festival to their home. Traditionally, Oktoberfest is celebrated over several weeks in German. Beginning as a celebration in honor of the wedding of a Bavarian prince, the modern day events feature food, rides and of course a few beverages (usually beer).
An Oktoberfest party at home doesn’t have to be an elaborate ordeal with guests dressed in lederhosen or dirndl. A few snacks paired with a German style beer will put the event on the right path. One must service food is a traditional a pretzel.
The pretzel has been a staple in many Oktoberfest celebrations. Every good Munich style beer deserves a hearty snack to enjoy while sipping your cares away. While stories vary, a pretzel is generally a dough twisted into a knot. The distinctive pretzel shape has been believed to date back to monasteries in the Early Middle Ages. The symmetrical loop of a simple bread has come to have many meanings for cultures throughout the years.
The traditional German pretzel, which is often enjoyed with a beer, has become an Oktoberfest staple. While many pretzels can be purchased, some industrious bakers prefer to create their own snacks at home. The Silpat Perfect Pretzel Mat creates a perfect pretzel every time.
While every pretzel recipe varies, the key to a good pretzel is the shape. With the Silpat Perfect Pretzel, the pretzel outlines ensures a perfect shape each and every time. This mat can be used with a homemade recipe or even a frozen pretzel. The Silpat offers plenty of space for each pretzel to cook evenly and well-spaced out. After cooking, each pretzel easily slides off the mat. Clean-up is easy too, even if you’ve decorated your pretzel with cinnamon, mustard or cheese.
The Silpat Perfect Pretzel make six medium size pretzels at a time. The item can be purchased online for approximately $20.
Don’t let your Oktoberfest beer be drunk without its festive accompanying snack. Have a perfect pretzel every time with the Silpat Perfect Pretzel.