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Chewy Pretzels

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

•1½ cups warm water (110-115 F)

•1 envelope active dry yeast

•1 tablespoon sugar

•4 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon salt

•1 egg

Directions

•Mix the water, yeast and sugar together in a bowl and set aside for five minutes. Meanwhile, combine the flour and salt in a separate bowl. Add the yeast mixture to the flour-salt combination and stir together until dough forms into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough about 5 minutes until smooth. Let dough rest covered for about five minutes. During that time, beat the egg with an eggbeater in a separate bowl. Divide the dough evenly into 12 portions. Roll each ball into a "rope" about 12 to 15 inches long and then twist each rope into a pretzel shape. Brush pretzels with egg and place on baking pans that have been sprayed with cooking oil. Bake at 425 F until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite dip or accompaniment.

Makes 12 servings.

Per Serving: about 160 calories and less than 5 grams (g) of fat.

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