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                        PRETZELS FOR THE BREADMAKER
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 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Breadmaker
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -Molly’s Recipes
    2 1/2   ts           Yeast
    4       c            Flour
      2/3   ts           Salt
    1 1/3   tb           Sugar
    2 1/2   tb           Margarine -- or butter
    1 1/3   c            -Water
                         -----WATER FOR 'BATH-----
    4       c            -water -- at a simmer
    5       ts           Baking soda
   Add into the bread machine in this order.  Set on
   FORMING: Cut dough into short strips, roll into ropes
   and shape into pretzels. Cover with a tea towel and
   let rise for 45 minutes. 'BATH': In a cast iron or
   OTHER NON-ALUMINUM pan, bring almost to a boil 4 cups
   of water and 5 teaspoons of baking soda. Gently place
   (by hand or using slotted spoon) the pretzels into the
   water for approximately 15 seconds on each side
   turning once.  Do NOT let water come to a boil. Remove
   pretzels and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle
   with coarse salt (kosher). Bake at 475 for 12 minutes.
   NOTE: In my oven it took only about 10 minutes, so
   watch carefully. Do NOT make the strips too fat; they
   really puff up. If you are on a salt-free diet, use
   sesame, poppy, garlic; whatever you like on the
   outside...the WHOLE family, both upstairs and
   downstairs loved them and the DAK did all the hard
    * If you use a machine that needs the water first add
   ingredients in reverse order. FROM: Donna German’s THE
   BREAD MACHINE COOKBOOK I and Grandma Elaine’s kitchen.
   Elaine Radis, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
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