1 1/2 Cups warm water
1 egg yolk room temp.
1 Tbsp oil
3 1/2 Cups bread flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp white pepper - I just use regular
2 tsp yeast
Put all of the ingredients in your bread maker in the order given. Place on the Dough Setting.
After the dough is ready, place the dough on a lightly floured surface & cut into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into at least a 16" rope; twist the ends once then fold down over the loop. (I hope you can get that?) Place on a greased baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart. Brush with a glaze of one egg white & one Tablespoon water whisked together. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Cover gently & let rise until double- about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
Variation I have never tried but sounds amazing:
Add 1 cup think sliced pepperoni & 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese to the dough ingredients.
brush hot pretzel with butter then dip in cinnamon & sugar.