Patent Number: 6,254,917

Title: Process for preparing pretzel chips

Abstract: A novel pretzel chip is produced by extruding pretzel dough to form a dough extrudate comprising concentric dough rings that are interconnected and partially fused. The extrudate is sliced, and the slices are cooked following conventional pretzel cooking procedures. The dough is extruded through a die that includes a dough inlet having a plurality of metering passages arranged in concentric circles, a die interior comprised of a dough passageway containing a plurality of arcuate divider walls arranged in concentric circles, with each of said arcuate divider walls comprised of a base portion affixed to said dough inlet and a tip portion that is recessed from a dough exit port.

Inventors: Juranovic; Lillian Regina (Irving, TX), Tuzzio; Paul V. (North Canton, OH)

Assignee: Recot, Inc.

International Classification: A23P 1/12 (20060101); A23P 1/10 (20060101); A23L 1/00 (20060101); A23L 1/164 (20060101); A21C 11/00 (20060101); A21C 11/16 (20060101); A21D 13/00 (20060101); A23D 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018