1 1/4 cups water 80 f/27 c
1 egg yolk room temperature
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 tbsp instant yeast
1 egg white
1 tbsp water
kosher salt and sesame seeds
Choose the program for pretzels in the breadmachine and turn on 'start' and wait for program to end.
To do it manually or with cake mixer, knead all the ingredients until soft and elastic. Cover and leave to rise until double.
On a lightly floured surface, cut dough into pieces - 8 or 16 pieces.
Roll each 16 pieces into 16 inch rope and 8 pieces to 24 inch rope. (Roll a piece until it does not stretch anymore, let it rest. Repeat rolling with the rest of the pieces and then come back to the first rope and so forth until the desired length )
Cross the ends of the rope to make a loop(i pick up the left end with my right hand and right end with the left hand). Twist the crossed ends once and fold across the loop.
Place on a greased baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
Brush with glaze and sprinkle with topping.
Let rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.
Bake at preheated 375 f/190 c for 15 - 20 minutes or until done.
Optional: i like to drizzle with melted butter as soon as it is out of the oven.
Add 1 cup sliced pepperoni and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese to dough ingredients.
Follow above method to complete.