Bread Pretzels Recipe

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It looks dificult but it is not. Just give it a try and you will see how delicious it is. And it's fun!
Tradition says that monks in southern Europe had given this German biscuit to children, reqarding them for syaing their prayers. The shape of the pretzel was meant to represent the arms of a praying child.
Today we can find it everywhere!...

Servings: 4 dozen


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  1. Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Add the flour and mix.
  3. Dnead the dough for about 8 minutes.
  4. Place it in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk.
  5. Form into sitcks or Pretzels.
  6. To make a Pretzel first form the dough into long stiks.
  7. take the ends of the stick and curve it so that the center section forms a semi-circle. Attach the tips to opposite sides of the semi-circle, crossing the dough in the middle of the circle.
  8. Place on a greased sheet.
  9. Make an egg wash by mixing the yolk with the 1 tablespoon of water or milk.
  10. Brush each Pretzel liberally.
  11. Sprinkle with plenty of coarse salt.
  12. Let them rise until almost double in bulk.
  13. Bake in a hot preheated oven (245ºC/475ºF) for about 10 minutes.
  14. Serve immediately as a snack or coll and store as you would for bread. Warm before serving.
  15. Can be frozen.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 211g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 485  
Calories from Fat 11 2%
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 142mg 4%
Total Carbs 101.87g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 12%
Sugars 0.88g 1%
Protein 13.72g 22%
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  • Linda J Smith
    November 8, 2008
    This is not yeast and sugar free and it's on the site for it.
    • Mihir Shah
      March 5, 2008
      Great story to go along with a fun recipe. Will try to make this with my daughter this weekend!

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