They were delicious. Just what simple Lenten pretzels should be--doughy and salty and a bit chewy, and perfect with a big bowl of vegetable soup!
I even had a little sparrow to keep me company while I worked!
4 c white flour
1 T yeast
1 T sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 c water
Preheat oven to 425.
Add all dry ingredients (including yeast) in mixer bowl and combine well. With mixer on, slowly add water until smooth dough forms.
Turn onto wooden surface and divide into 8 parts.
Shape each part into a pretzel (pretzels can be thick and puffy or thin and spread out--just make them all the same or they won't all bake evenly) and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Brush with egg white (or: water + cornstarch mixture) and sprinkle coarse salt over all to taste.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Best enjoyed warm :)