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Alphabet Pretzels

This warm and classic treat has a light honey flavor that can be complimented with salt or sweetened with cinnamon sugar!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 packet of yeast (active)
  • 1/3 cup warm water (but not hot)
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking (/vegetable) oil
  • 2 large eggs (one to mix and one for toppings*)
  • 1.5 Cups of flour (any kind)
  • *Optional: For pretzel flavor toppings you will need one additional egg as well as cinnamon sugar, large/kosher salt, cayenne pepper or any other flavor you like!

Directions:

(I saw this recipe on T.V. when I was about 10 years old on ZOOM! I'm 21 years old now and it's still yummy! LOL!)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together honey, yeast, and warm water (ingredients 1-3) in a medium bowl (that will hold about 3 cups). Mix in cooking oil and one egg.

Gradually add flour and mix to form a dough. Put dough on a cutting board and knead dough.

Take pieces of your desired size(s) out of the dough and roll out "snakes" of dough. Shape into classic pretzels, letters, a coiled snail, a heart- or anything you please! Place them as you make them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or greased with butter or shortening, whichever you prefer.

For toppings: Beat the other single remaining egg, and use the back of a spoon to glaze the top side of your pretzels. Add desired topping(s)- such as kosher or large salt.

Put pretzels in preheated oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes OR until the pretzels are golden brown. (Depending on the size of your pretzels, you may need to adjust the time- just keep an eye on your goodies.) Enjoy!

Servings: varies
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
10-12 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/cafe/alphabetpretzels.html

By Erin from Seffner, FL

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Anonymous
February 16, 20100 found this helpful

I never thought about making pretzels in to the shape of letters! Very Clever!

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February 20, 20100 found this helpful

Just wondering how many letters/pretzels would one batch approximately make?

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Anonymous
February 20, 20100 found this helpful

kghsave, judging by the amount of flour I would guess three large pretzels.

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