*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                  Pretzels
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : German
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      package       Yeast; Active -- Dry
    4      cup           Flour -- Unbleached
    1 1/2  cup           ;Water, Warm -- 110-120 Degrees
    1                    Egg; Large -- Beaten
    1      teaspoon      Salt
                         Salt -- Coarse
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
 
 Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add salt and sugar to yeast mixture.  Blend in
flour and knead dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes.  Cover and let dough
rise until double in bulk.  Punch down.  Cut dough into small pieces and roll
into ropes.  Twist ropes into pretzel shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
Using a pastry brush, bursh pretzels with egg and sprinkle with coarse salt. 
Allow pretzels to rise until almost double in bulk. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10
to 15 minutes or until browned.  Best if eaten immediately.  If not, store in
airtight container. Makes 12 6-inch pretzels.
 
 
 
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