Pretzel dough is easy to make in the bread machine but it requires some shaping, glazing and baking in the oven. The heart-shaped pretzels we’re going to make are actually easier to make than traditional pretzels, and you can top them with coarse sea-salt or coarse sugar crystals if you want to do something sweet.
Select pizza dough course. When dough cycle is complete remove dough to a lightly floured surface and cut dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece with both hands to form a 16-inch rope of dough. Fold the dough into a heart shape.
Place on a greased baking sheet and brush with a glaze of 1 egg white and 1 tbsp. of water beaten together. Top with coarse sea salt and/or parmesan cheese, course sugar like “Sugar in the raw,” or whatever toppings you like.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F/190°C for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.