Added by Despina33 | Thu 01 Oct 2009 @ 12:46
Sift chewy pretzels and hassle free
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) warm water (105°-115°F/40°-56°C)
1 tsp (5 mL) sugar
1 envelope quick-rise yeast(2 ¼ tsp/11 mL)
4-5 cups (1 L-1.25 L) Best for Bread Flour
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
Preheat oven 425C
Combine warm water and sugar. Add yeast and let stand until mixture bubbles up.
Combine yeast mixture, flour and salt to form a dough that is soft but not too sticky. Knead 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes in mixer on low speed. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll with hands and shape into pretzels and place on prepared baking sheet.
Carefully brush pretzels with egg. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.