Bread in a Bag Pretzel

posted by Katie 09-25-98 6:17 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Bread in a Bag Pretzel

Recipe By : Idaho Wheat Commission
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breads Extension Recipes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 1/2 cups flour;divided
1 package RapidRise yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup hot water -- 125-130

In a large plastic bag, combine: 2 c. flour,yeast,sugar, salt. Close bag and mix well.

Add to the bag: Oil and hot water. Close bag and work until ingredients are well blended.

Gradually add enough flour to make a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bag (approx. 1 c.). Let dough rest 5 minutes.

Turn onto lightly floured surface. Divide in half - each child receives one half. Knead the dough for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Cover with the plastic bag and let it rest 10-15 minutes.

Divide each ball into 2 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 16" rope. Form into pretzel shape and place on a a greased baking sheet. Let rest 10 minutes.

Brush lightly with beaten egg white or water. Sprinkle with coarse salt (optional).

Bake in a 400F oven for 12-15 minutes.

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