3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup water
1 tablespoon water
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 coarse salt
Mix 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and undissolved yeast.
Heat 1 cup water and margarine to 120 to 130 degrees. Gradually add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer.
Add 1/2 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes.
Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough.
On floured board, knead 5 minutes. Set in greased bowl; turn to grease top.
Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place 40 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.
Roll each into a 20-inch rope. Shape into pretzels or other shapes.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Cover; let rest 5 minutes.
Mix egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water; brush on pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake at 375 degrees 15 minutes or until done. Cool on racks.