Soft Pretzels

Makes 12 pretzels

 

Ingredients

4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 1/4 cups warm water

5 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

 

1/2 cup baking soda

4 cups hot water

1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping

 

Directions

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

 

In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough with your hands. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.

 

When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. (Here is a useful tutorial). Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

 

Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until browned.

 

Enjoy!

 
 
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