Recipe of the Week :: Poochie Pleasin' Pretzels
1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110 - 115 degrees)
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups white flour
1 egg, beaten
Now then, you're all set to twist and shout! This will yield between 10 and 12 paw-licking pretzels.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and enough flour to make a soft dough and knead for 6 to 8 minutes until smooth.
Pinch off about 2 tablespoons of dough for each pretzel. Roll out dough using the palm of your hand into long, pencil-like shapes, about 12 inches long and 1/2-inch thick.
Shape into pretzel twists and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes, then cool on a rack. Store leftovers in a sealed container.
A big thanks to Three Dog Bakery for this recipe. For more human/canine-friendly treat ideas, check out their cookbook on AmazonSmile (and don't forget to register Friends of the Animal Village as your non-profit of choice!).