Pretzals

December.9.2008

2t OR 1/2pkg yeast
3c unbleached white flour
1T sugar
1/2t salt
2T butter
1c water
1 quart water
5t baking soda
coarse salt (kosher or sea)

Put yeast, flour, sugar, 1/2t of salt, butter and 1 cup water into machine on “dough” or “manual” setting

When dough is ready, remove it and divide into 12 equal parts. Roll into long strands and shape into pretzals

Set pretzals on cookie sheet and cover with dish cloth. Let rise in a a warm, draft free place for 45 mins (oven is a good place)

Put 1 q. of water and 5t of baking soda in large, nonaluminum sauce pan and bring it to simmering stage (just before boiling). Reduce to low heat before the water gets a chance to boil

Carefully drop pretzals into hot water for 1 min. each. Remove with slotted spoon and put on greased cookie sheet

Sprinkle with small amt. of coarse salt

Bake at 475 for 10-12 mins.

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