I was looking through old photo albums and found these pictures of the boys making pretzels. They were so fun and easy to make, and yummy, that I decided to try them again. And I discovered that they haven’t changed a bit…
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
4 cups flour
Sprinkle yeast on top of water in bowl. Add salt, sugar and flour. Mix gently and let sit for 10 minutes. Mix well with hands. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 3 minutes.
Divide and roll into long ropes and shape into whatever you would like. Brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake at 425 on greased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes.
Best when warm!