*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                           Bread Machine Pretzels
 
 Recipe By     : Welbilt Bread Machine co.
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bread Machine                    Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           water
    1      large         egg -- beaten
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      sugar
    2 1/2  cups          bread flour
    1 3/4  teaspoons     active dry yeast
 
 Add ingredients in the order listed. All ingredients must be at room
 temperature.
 
 DOUGH PROGRAM
 Press MENU SELECT to DOUGH
 Press SIZE OF LOAF to 1.5 LB. setting.
 Press START.
 At the end of the program press STOP. Remove dough from the bread
 machine. Dough is ready for hand shaping, rising and baking.
 
 HAND-SHAPING
 Divide dough into 12 equal portions. Place dough on lightly greased
 baking sheet and let rest 5 to 7 minutes. On lightly floured work
 surface, roll each piece into an 18 rope.
 
 To shape, bend each rope into a circle, overlapping about 4 inches from
 each end and leaving ends free. Take one end of dough in hand and twist
 at the point where dough overlaps. Carefully lift ends across opposite
 edge of circle. Tuck ends under to make a pretzel shape. Moisten and
 press ends to seal.
 
 Place pretzels on a lightly greased pan. Cover, let dough rise in a warm
 place until it doubles in size.
 
 Optional: Glaze tops of dough with egg white and sprinkle with coarse
 salt. Bake in 425 degrees F. preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or
 until golden brown.
 
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