The Dough . . .
In the bread machine . . . .
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
1 egg white, beaten
Put the ingredients in the bread machine. Do it in the order that your machine manufacturer suggests. I'm not so good at this. I figure it all gets mixed in anyway, so I just toss it all in. I tend to put liquid in first, then solid, then the dashes of small things. That's just so I can see what I've added. I get easily distracted, especially in the kitchen. I use the dough cycle.
|Step one. Cut into pieces & roll into snakes.|
|Step two: Make a "v"|
|Step three: Cross the ends. Then twist the ends.|
|Step four: fold the ends back over on top of the loop.|
|For a traditional pretzel, dip this into baking soda & water |
before placing on a baking sheet.
|I say, let it take a while. Let some be ugly. |
Practice doesn't really need to make perfect.
The mis-shapen ones will get eaten, too.
|Be creative. Make snail shells and cinnamon rolls.|
|And cover those with cinnamon & sugar instead of dipping in soda water.|
|Salt them right out of the oven.|