Sea Star Pretzels


Here’s a treat that looks like it came from the salty sea!

What You Need

  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of coarsely ground salt
  • ¾ teaspoon of regular salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 ½ cups of warm water
  • 1 package of active dry yeast

What You Do

  1. Make the Dough.
    • Stir the sugar and regular salt in the water. Then gently mix in the yeast. Allow the mixture to sit for five minutes until the yeast begins to foam.
    • Slowly stir in the flour a little at a time until a dough forms. Knead the dough until it is elastic (about two minutes).
  2. Form the Dough Into a Sea Star.
    Break off a piece of the dough and roll it into a long rope. Cut the rope into 2-3” long pieces. Put five pieces together to make a sea-star shape. Place the pretzels on a cookie sheet.
  3. Brush the Pretzels With Egg.
    Lightly beat the egg in a bowl. Brush the beaten egg over the pretzels using a pastry brush. Sprinkle each pretzel with coarsely ground salt.
  4. Bake the Pretzels.
    Bake pretzels at 400° F for 25 minutes.Sea star pretzel


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