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GERMANY: YUM, YUM, YUM!

1. Here is a real recipe for German pretzels.  Each recipe makes 1 dozen pretzels.

1 pack yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups flour
1 large egg, beaten
Coarse salt

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.  Add the sugar and the salt.  Gradually add the flour and then knead for 7-9 minutes.  Cover and let the dough rise until it doubles.  Punch it down and cut into 12 pieces.  Roll into ropes and form into pretzels.  Put onto a greased baking sheet, brush with the egg, and sprinkle with the coarse salt. Let them rise again until they double.  Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes (until brown.)

Let's make enough for the class. Triple the recipe.  How much for each ingredient?
Make 18 pretzels.  How much for each ingredient?

2. Sausage is a favorite food in Germany.  So is good bread and root beer.  Let's see how many different lunches there could be if we have 6 kinds of sausage, 3 different breads, and 4 different kinds of root beer.

3. No German table is complete without beautiful china.  Some of the world's most famous china comes from Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller collect Dresden teapots.  They found four on the web that they want to order.
They cost $425, $225, $395, and $495.
If they buy all four, how much will it cost them in US dollars?  If they decide to sell them and make a 25% profit, how much profit would they make?

4. Lena made a huge Black Forest cake. (chocolate cake with cherry filling).  In the center she used 4 jars of cherries.  There were 42 cherries in each jar.  How many dozen cherries were there?  If the cake was made in a 30 inch square pan, how many 3 inch square pieces could she get out of it?

5. Potato pancakes, called latkes, are a favorite food.  It takes 4 potatoes to make a dozen latkes.  If I have a 5 pound bag of potatoes and there are about 5 potatoes per pound, how many latkes could I make?

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