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Puzzling Pretzels

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  • Prep 30 min
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  • Servings 16
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Looking for crunchy baked snacks? Then check out this pretzels recipe.
Updated May 14, 2010
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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • Your favorite topping (coarse salt, cinnamon-sugar, oats, or sesame seed), if you like


  • 1
    Heat the oven to 425°. Put the 1 1/2 cups flour, milk, vegetable oil, baking powder, sugar and salt in the medium bowl. Stir with the wooden spoon to make a soft dough.
  • 2
    Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons flour over a clean surface, such as a kitchen counter or breadboard. Put dough on the surface. Divide dough in half to make 2 balls. Roll each ball of dough around 3 or 4 times. Curve your fingers around and fold dough toward you, then push it away with the heels of your hands, using a quick rocking motion. Repeat 10 times. Put bowl upside down over balls of dough for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Divide each ball of dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-inch rope. Use the ruler to measure, if you like. Twist halves together to make a pretzel shape. Pinch edges to seal. Put pretzels on the cookie sheet (you do not need to grease the cookie sheet).
  • 4
    Crack the egg on side of the small bowl, letting egg slip into bowl. Beat egg with the fork until yolk and white are mixed. Brush egg over pretzels, using the pastry brush. Sprinkle lightly with your favorite topping, if you like.
  • 5
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until pretzels are light golden brown. Use the pot holders to take cookie sheet out of oven. Take pretzels off cookie sheet, using the pancake turner. Cool pretzels for 10 minutes on the wire cooling rack.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Measuring cups Medium mixing bowl Measuring spoons Wooden Spoon Ruler, if you like Cookie sheet Small mixing bowl Fork Pastry brush Pot holders Pancake turner Wire cooling rack


65 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 10g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pretzel
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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