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Make delicious pretzel-ized baked goods. Pizza, calzone, rolls (stuffed or not), and yes, even pretzel shapes, to delight your guests and bring about great envy to others.

Step 1: Ingredients and tools


When selecting your flour and yeast, keep in mind that the quality and freshness of your ingredients with come through in the finished product.

Dough Ingredients

  • 3 cups lukewarm water, 110-115 degreesF *Yeast dies at 138 degreesF*
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (or heaping tablespoon)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant dry yeast ( such as SAF-Instant )
  • 2 teaspoons - 1 tablespoon Diastatic Malt Powder, 1 lb.
  • Optional: ( Sourdough Starter )
  • 36 ounces (6 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour

Toppings

  • 4 ounces salted or unsalted butter, melted
  • pretzel salt or any coarsely ground salt.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour for dusting
  • vegetable oil and flour or Baker's Joy spray for preparing the tins.
  • 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water OR

Tools

  • 2 Muffin or cupcake tins
  • kitchen brush
  • pizza cutter and/or plastic squeegee or dough cutter
  • dough rolling-pin
  • rubber kitchen gloves or disposable gloves
  • safety goggles
  • safety nose and mouth mask
  • spray Bottle 16oz. or more.
  • 4-6 Qt. lidded plastic container.
<p>I love pretzels!</p>
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