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       Title: 90-MINUTE SOFT PRETZELS
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 12 servings
  
   3 1/2 c  All-Purpose Flour; unsifted
       2 tb Sugar
       1 ts Salt
       1 pk Active Dry Yeast
       1 c  Water
       1 tb Margarine
       1 tb Water
       1    Egg Yolk; beaten
            Coarse salt
  
   Servings: 12
   
   Mix 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and undissolved yeast. Heat 1 cup water
   and margarine to 120 to 130 degrees. Gradually add to dry
   ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Add 1/2 cup
   flour.
   
   Beat at high speed 2 minutes.  Stir in enough additional flour to
   make a soft dough. On floured board, knead 5 minutes. Set in greased
   bowl; turn to grease top.  Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free
   place 40 minutes.
   
   Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.  Roll each into a 20-inch rope.
   Shape into pretzels or other shapes. Place on greased baking sheets.
   Cover; let rest 5 minutes. Mix egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water; brush
   on pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt.  Bake at 375 degrees 15
   minutes or until done. Cool on racks.
   
   Shared by: June Hoffman, 5/8/93
  
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