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New Year's Pretzels

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Category: German, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine
  • 2 pk Yeast; active, dry
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 7 c Flour; unbleached
  • 2 Eggs; large
  • 1 c Confectioners' sugar
  • ;water
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c Almonds; chopped


Heat milk and butter until very warm (120-130 degrees F.). Mix yeast, salt,
sugar, and 1 cup flour. Slowly beat into warm milk. Beat for 2 minutes.
Add eggs and 1 cup of flour. Beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add enough
flour to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5
minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl. Let rise in a warm place until
doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Punch dough down and let rise again until
doubled. (1 hour more). Divide dough in half. Shape pretzel as follows:
Roll dough into a rope about 30 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Cross the ends leaving a large loop in the center. Flip loop back onto
crossed ends to form a pretzel. Repeat with remaining dough. Place pretzels
on greased baking sheets. Let rise 15 minutes more. Bake at 375 degrees F
for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Mix
confectioners' sugar, water and vanilla to form a thin icing. Spread icing
on pretzels and sprinkle with chopped almonds. Makes 2 large pretzels.

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