Now it's time to see how fractions relate to everyday life. If you decide to make these recipes, you will be able to practice some of the things you've learned.
* two thirds + two thirds = ?
cups warm water
* 1 tablespoon sugar
*1 package active dry yeast
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* one and one fourth cups whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
* 1 egg
* 2 teaspoons water
* 2 teaspoons course salt
(extra flour for kneading)
1. Make sure the oven is
2. Take the cooking sheets and spray it with the vegetable oil spray.
3. Put the water in a big mixing bowl, and make sure the temperature is between 105°- 115°f.
4. Add the sugar to the bowl. Stir it until the sugar dissolves.
5. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and sugar mixture. Don't stir the yeast!!! Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it looks foamy!!!
6. Add the tablespoon of oil to the water.
7. In one of the middle sized mixing bowls, put together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and salt.
8. Add the flour combination to the liquid ingredients small amounts. Stir well after each addition until the mixture becomes a dough.
9. Softly sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of flour on a cutting board or a flat surface. place the dough on the powdered surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes. Fold the dough in and out while kneading it. When your done kneading, roll the dough into a ball.
10. Use a pastry brush to brush the vegetable oil on the dough.
11. Place the ball of oiled dough in the bowl.
12. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel in a warm place for about a hour.
13. After the dough is risen like a bubble, punch it down in the bowl by folding it on the sides and center and pressing it down.
14. Put the dough on a cutting bard and use a paring knife to divide the dough in to 12 equal parts.
15. Roll the dough into 12 inch strips. Cut them into 6 inch strips. Shape 18 dough strips into numbers. Use the last 6 strips for dashes for the fractions. Put the Fraction strips on a cookie sheet.
16. In a small mixing bowl, mix the egg with the 1 teaspoon of water. Then, beat well with a fork.
17. Lightly brush the egg mixture on the pretzels. Sprinkle a little salt on the pretzels
18. Bake the pretzels for 15-20 minutes or until they're a golden brown color. Take oven mitts to remove the cookie sheets from the oven.
19. Allow the pretzels to cool for 10 minutes before removing them. Then, ENJOY!
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