Homemade pretzels

Yield: 36 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 packs Active dry yeast
2 cups Water
½ cup Sugar
¼ cup Unsalted butter
1 \N Egg
2 teaspoons Salt
7 cups Flour
1 \N Egg yolk
1 tablespoon Water
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
¼ cup Mustard

Combine yeast, water, and sugar in a large mixing bowl-mix well . Add butter, egg, salt, and 3 cups flour-mix until smooth continue to mix in.

Flour until mixture stiffens. Roll into a ball or log. Wrap in plastic and chill for 4-24 hours. Divide dough into 36 portions. Roll each piece into an 18-inch rope. Form into a pretzel shape, pressing ends to seal. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Combine yolk and water-mix well. Brush over pretzels. Cover and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake @ 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Dip in salt as desired. Serve warm, with mustard to the side.

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #055 by "Mark " <mviers@...> on Feb 22, 1997.

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