*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         CHEESE AND DIJON PRETZELS
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4 1/2   c            Flour -- all purpose
    2       ts           Sugar -- granulated
    1       t            -salt
    1       tb           Fleishmann’s instant yeast -
    1 1/4   c            Cheddar cheese -- shredded
    1 2/3   c            Milk
      1/3   c            Dijon mustard
                         Coarse salt -- optional
                         Sesame or poppy seeds -- opt
 
    Reserve 1 cup flour. In large bowl, combine remaining
   flour (3 1/4 c), sugar, salt, yeast and cheese. heat
   milk and mustard until very warm (about 125F) and stir
   in dry ingredients. Mix in enough reserved flour to
   make soft dough that does not stick to bowl. Knead on
   lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic,
   about 8 minutes. Cover and let rest on floured surface
   10 minutes.
   
    Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece
   into 20 inch rope. On lightly greased baking sheets,
   shape into pretzels; curve ends of each rope to make
   circle, cross ends at top, twist ends once and lay
   over bottom of each circle. Cover and let rise in
   warm, draft-free place 15 minutes.
   
    Brush tops with water and sprinkle with coarse salt
   and sesame or poppy seeds, if desired.
   
    Bake in preheated 375F oven 12 to 15 minutes or until
   golden. remove pretzels to cooling racks.
  
 
 
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