3/4 cup water
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
Place all of the ingredients in your machines fully assembled pan (with
the exception of those ingredients listed under "add at beep"). Select the
basic or white cycle and press start.
About 10 minutes after your machine has started kneading the dough you
need to open the lid and check the consistency of the dough. The dough
should be starting to form a smooth round ball. When you touch the dough
with your finger it should be slightly tacky to the touch however no dough
should remain on your finger when you pull it away.
If you dough it too dry add 1 tbsp. of water at a time (allowing the
machine to knead for a minutes or so between additions) until the dough is
the proper consistency. If the dough is too wet add 1 tbsp. of flour at a
time (allowing the machine to knead for a minute or so between additions)
until the dough is the proper consistency. These types of adjustments are
not unusual and don't mean there is something wrong with the recipe.
If this recipe has "add at beep" ingredients you need to either turn on
the add ingredients beep function, choose your machines cycle that has an
add ingredients beep or if your machine has neither of these you need to
add these ingredients during the last 10 minutes of your machines final
After the machine has beeped to indicate the bread is done, remove the
dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in
enough flour to make dough easy to handle. Roll into a 14x6-inch
rectangle. With sharp knife, cut into twelve 14x1/2-inch strips. Gently
pull each strip into a rope about 16 inches long.
To shape into pretzels, curve ends of each rope to make a circle; cross
ends at top. Twist ends once and lay over bottom of circle. Place on
greased baking sheet[s]. Do not let rise. Combine egg and 1 tablespoon
water; brush on pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 350 for 18 to
20 minutes or until done. (For even browning when using two sheets, switch
sheets halfway through baking.) Remove from sheet(s); cool on rack.