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- All purpose flour 4 1/2cup
- Warm water 1 1/2 cup
- Active dry yeast 1 pkt
- Unsalted butter 3 tbsp
- Sugar 1 tbsp
- Vegetable oil
- Egg yolk 1(beaten with 1 tbsp water)
- Salt 2 tbsp
- Water 10 cup
Mix sugar, salt and yeast in a bowl and add warm water to it. Keep it unstirred until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and kneed it. Add butter and kneed until the dough is smooth. Oil the inside of another bowl with vegetable oil. Transfer the dough to the oiled bowl, cover it and keep it in a warm place until the dough doubles in size.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Divide the dough into roughly 8 equal portions. Roll out each into a 24 inch rope. Make a U-shape with the rope. Holding the ends of the rope, cross them over each other and press them over the bottom of the U in order to form the shape of a pretzel. Boil the 10 cups of water and place the pretzel into the boiling water, one by one, for 30 seconds. Remove them from water and place it on an aluminium foil which is coated with vegetable oil. Brush the top of each pretzel with beaten egg yolk and water mixture. Bake until golden brown(12 to 14 minutes).
For sweet pretzels: Brush the baked pretzel with butter and dip it in cinnamon sugar.
[Courtesy: Sudeepa Pramod]