Trail Snack: Homemade Pretzels
Recipe and Photos by Ashley Herrin
Ingredients (makes 1-dozen pretzels)
2 (.25 ounce) packages
active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
In a large bowl, combine yeast packets and 1 cup of warm water. Beat in sugar and add a pinch of salt. Next, add flour, gradually turning and kneading into the mixture.
On a floured surface, knead dough for an additional five minutes. Place dough into a greased or floured bowl and set aside in a warm place for approximately one hour to rise.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Once dough has risen, divide into equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, approximately 12 inches long. Shape each rope into a pretzel and place on a greased baking sheet. Beat egg in a small bowl and brush yolk over each pretzel. Sprinkle pretzels with coarse salt. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden-brown. Enjoy with your favorite local mustard or cheese dip.