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       Title: Soft Whole Wheat Pretzels
  Categories: Kids, Snacks
    Servings:  6
  
       2    (16 oz) loaves frozen whole
            -wheat bread dough, thawed
       1    Egg white, slightly beaten
       1 ts Water
            Coarse salt
  
   Thaw bread in the refrigerator overnight. From each loaf, shape 12 1-1/2
   inch balls. Roll each ball into a rope approximately 14 inches long. Shape
   into pretzels by forming a knot and looping ends through. Arrange pretzels
   one inch apart on well-greased baking sheet. Let stand for 20 minutes.
   Brush combined egg white and water on pretzels, then sprinkle with coarse
   salt. Place in a shallow pan containing one inch of boiling water on a
   lower rack in the oven. Bake pretzels on a cookie sheet on a rack above the
   water at 350 for 20 minutes or till golden brown. Makes two dozen pretzels.
   
   Variation 1: Pretzel Sticks can be made by beginning with balls rolled into
   8-inch sticks. Try pretzel letters, which is something small children will
   enjoy helping you do.
   
   Variation 2: Roll sticks 4-6 inches long in mixture of melted butter,
   cinnamon and sugar before baking.
  
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