Pretzel

Aaliyah Richardson, writer

Pretzel

Pretzel can be salty or sweet. They are two pretzels on is hard and get sold at stores and one is at sams club and the mall or you want the hard ones or you can make them at home, I made them once also they were delicious and at my old school but they where cheese pretzels. April 26th is National pretzel day. Also, October is just national pretzels month. The hard pretzels are not healthier than the soft ones it contains less than the hard ones. Also for people who are vegan pretzels are vegan.

 

What you need This serves 12 people

Stir yeast into 1 cup warm water in a large bowl; beat in flour, sugar, shortening, and salt to make a dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.

Place dough into a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down dough and divide into 12 equal-size pieces. Roll each piece into a rope 18 to 20 inches long.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Shape each rope of dough into a pretzel on the prepared baking sheet; let pretzels rest for 5 minutes. Beat egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and brush yolk mixture over each pretzel; sprinkle each with coarse salt.

Bake in the preheated oven until pretzels are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Let them cool then you enjoy