Whole Wheat Pretzels

Total Time
1hr
Prep
45 mins
Cook
15 mins

I can only imagine that these are better for you than what the pretzel vendors churn out in the malls. ;) I like to enjoy them with garlic-horseradish mustard and a tall, dark beer. Hmmm, suppose then that circumnavigates the whole 'better for you thing'...

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast, sugar and salt in warm water: let yeast mixture stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  2. Combine flours and cheese in large mixing bowl.
  3. Add yeast mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth.
  5. Cut dough into 32 pieces, using kitchen shears dipped in flour, or a floured dough slicer.
  6. Shape each piece into a ball.
  7. Roll each ball on a lightly floured surface to form a rope about 14" long.
  8. Twist each one into a pretzel shape; place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  9. Combine egg white and water; mix well.
  10. Brush each pretzel with egg white mixture.
  11. You may also sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  12. Bake at 425° for 12- 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.