Homemade Pretzels

Course : Breads
Serves: 36
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Ingredients:

2 packages active dry yeast
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 teaspoons salt
7 cups flour
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup mustard
 

Preparation / Directions:

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.


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