Form the pretzels: Working with one piece of dough a time, roll the dough into a protracted, skinny rope in opposition to the counter utilizing the palms of your arms. Goal for a rope about 20 inches lengthy. If it shrinks again on you, set it apart, roll one other piece of dough, and are available again to it after it is rested a couple of minutes.
Raise the ends of the rope towards the highest of your work floor and cross them. Cross them another time to make a twist, then fold the twist again down over the underside loop to kind a pretzel form. (See the corresponding images within the gallery for help with this step.)
Set the pretzel on a parchment-lined baking sheet and proceed shaping the remainder of the pretzels. When all of the pretzels are formed, cowl them loosely and set them apart to rise till puffy, 20 to half-hour.