>Making pretzels is easy and fun! You can also make yummy lowfat dips for >your pretzels by blending cottage cheese or plain yogurt with lowfat salad >dressings. Ask an adult to help you. > >You Will Need: > >1 envelope of dry yeast > >1 1/2 cups warm water > >1 tablespoon sugar (optional) > >1 teaspoon salt (optional) > >4 cups flour > >No-stick cooking spray > >Baking sheet > >Egg white (optional) > >Directions: > >[IMAGE ILLUSTRATION] > >1. Wash hands. Preheat oven to 425 F. > >2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast and water. Stir until dissolved. > > >3. Mix in the sugar and salt. > >4. Blend in the flour a little at a time. > >5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Knead (fold and squeeze) the >dough until it forms a smooth ball. > >6. Use your hands to roll the dough into a long "rope." Cut the rope into >8-inch pieces. > >7. Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. Form your pretzels right >on the baking sheet. You can make any shape you like. (For shiny pretzels, >brush the dough with egg white before baking.) Bake 12 to 15 minutes or >until golden brown. Serve with dip.