Only 4 ingredients for the dough this is a simple and easy to make 2 part process. Each part only takes minutes before the fun begins of dipping and tying! After baking you end up with healthy, delicious, holiday treats!
Step 1: Dough
1 cup natural leaven (sour dough start)
6 cups water
2 TB sea salt
13 - 16 cups whole grain flour, freshly ground, (soft white wheat berries)
Step 2: Get the Flour First!
To start with freshly ground flour you'll need a wheat grinding mill. I use the finest setting, because the finer the flour, the fluffier the bread!
Step 3: Mix Er Good!
Step 4: Watch It Grow!
If you're not ready to use the dough right away store it in the fridge if it's a few hours till your ready to use it, or the freezer if it will be longer than that so the dough doesn't continue to sour.
Dough will rise during this time, so watch it grow awe natural!
Step 5: The Fun Begins!
In a 9x 13 pyrex dish pour about 1 TB of melted butter, enough to coat the bottom and a thin layer of cinnamon sugar.
Melt butter over low heat. Pour it onto a plate for easy dipping of the dough. Add essential oils to the butter, if using.
Pour the sugar and cinnamon onto another plate.
Step 6: Dough Treatment
With a dough cutter (or knife) cut into 1 inch strips.
Step 7: Time to Shape Em!
Step 8: Almost Time to Eat!
Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Then on a cookie sheet or plate turn the baking dish upside down and allow knots to fall out top on bottom.
Pull a part, bless, and enjoy!
You'll end up with a yummy treat for the whole family, my 1 year old loved them, though wouldn't smile on cue, and my 3 year old couldn't even look at the camera he was relishing so much in the yumminess!