PRETZELS

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Yet another interesting candidate in the wide range of cookies is pretzels. Being one of the most traditional varieties; its prominent shape signifies “hands in prayer”. These twisted beauties are said to get good luck and prosperity.

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Perfect crunchy top and soft texture inside is what makes a perfect evening snack with a cup of refreshment. Especially the sugar sprinkled on top makes it the top choice.

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Recipe

Yield: Almost 40-45 pretzels

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup (30 grams) fine sugar + extra for sprinkling over pretzels
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg + ½ egg yolk
  • 1 cup(225 grams) all-purpose flour

Method:

  • Whisk butter and granulated sugar in the medium sized bowl until creamy. Add in vanilla and salt. Mix in egg. Gradually add flour, and mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Shape balls into 12-inch-long ropes. Twist each rope into a pretzel shape. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Spread some egg on the surface, sprinkle with some sugar and bake them at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 20-25 min or until surface is firm and golden brown.

Note:

  • The more you knead the dough, better will be the biscuits.

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