1. Stir the yeast, water, and sugar together in a cup until the yeast dissolves.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
  3. When yeast mixture begins to get bubbly, slowly stir it into the flour mixture.Then add a well-beaten egg.
  4. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead for several minutes.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to rise until doubled in size.Then punch it down and roll it out thinly with a rolling pin.
  6. Cut the dough into strips, then shape into a heart, or a traditional pretzel shape.If you prefer, twist two strips together to make a braided pretzel stick.
  7. Boil a large pan of water and slip each pretzel into water for a few secondswith a slotted, metal spatula. Then place the pretzels on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Brush each pretzel with a beaten egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon milk andsprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds, and salt.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 12 minutes until golden brown.


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  • Ingredients
    1 packet active dry yeast
    1 cup warm water
    Pinch of sugar
    3 cups flour
    2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 egg (well beaten)
    1 egg yolk + 1 teaspoon milk
    Poppy seeds or sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
    Salt (sea salt or coarse salt)

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