On a lightly floured surface, roll the laminated dough to 50cm by 25cm long rectangle. Cut lengthwise 10 strips, 50cm x 2.5cm.
Roll each strip on itself, tight it up lightly, and form into a pretzel shape. To get the pretzel shape twist the strip in a loop and intertwine the ends together. Then fold the ends under the loop side and gently press it down to secure it.
Place the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. It's important to give them ample of space between one another as they will rise and expand. I suggest using two different large baking trays. Give the pretzels their first light egg wash, cover and let them rest for 2 hours in a warm place.
While the pretzels are resting, preheat the oven to 200°C or 390°F.
As soon as they are ready to be baked, give them another gentle egg wash. Bake the pretzels for about 7 minutes, as soon as they get their golden hue, lower your oven to 180°C or 350°F, and let them cook for another 8 minutes.
Once done, let the pretzels cool on the baking sheet for some minutes before removing.
As soon as they cool down, mix the icing sugar with the water, and drizzle it on top. Before it starts to set, sprinkle the flaked almonds on top and gently press them down so that they stick.
Enjoy your hard earned bretzel with some coffee and give another to someone you love :)