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Breads from Rina's Kitchen

Mall Pretzels 
Makes 1 dozen pretzels

1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/8 teaspoons salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup bread flour
2 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
2 tablespoons baking soda
butter or margarine, melted
coarse salt, garlic salt, or cinnamon sugar
1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar,
   and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water. 
2. Stir in flour, and mix well. Knead dough on a floured
   surface until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased
   bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise
   for one hour. 
3. Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8" square
4. After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces. Roll each piece
   into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner. Shape, and dip
   in water/soda solution. Place on parchment covered
   cookie sheets, and let rise 15-20 mins. 
5. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8-10 mins, or until golden brown.
   Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt,
   garlic salt or cinnamon sugar. 

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