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This recipe for 90 MINUTE SOFT PRETZELS, by , is from Oleson and Beyond Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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3 1/3 Cup Flour
2 Tbs. Sugar
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Pkg Dry Yeast
2 Cup Water
1 Tbs. Margarine
1 Egg Yolk, Beaten
1 Tbs Water
Coarse Salt

Mix 1 Cup flour, sugar, salt and undisolved yeast

Heat 1 cup water and margarine to 120-130. Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 min at medium speed of mixer. Add 1/2 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 min. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough.

On floured board knead 5 min. Set in greased bowl; turn to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm draft free place 40 min. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a 20 in. rope. Shape into pretzels. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rest 5 min.

Mix egg yolk and 1 Tbs water, brush on pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 375 for 15 min or until done. Cool on racks.

For Holiday pretzels; shape ropes as desired and proceed as directed above.




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