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Homemade soft pretzel recipe

Listen, if you know me, you know a girl loves soft pretzels. Like... it is a borderline obsession. I have had my fair share of soft pretzels, so when I started tweaking recipes, it took a little bit to get them perfect. These pretzels are giving ole auntie anne a run for her money! If you try them, let me know how ya like 'em!


INGREDIENTS


- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast (i used 2 packets)

- 1 teaspoon white sugar

- 1 1/4 cup water (100 degrees)

- 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 of hot water

- 1/4 stick of butter

- salt for topping



DIRECTIONS


STEP ONE: In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar in the 1 1/4 cup of warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the yeast to rise.

STEP TWO: In a large bowl or mixer (using a dough hook), mix 1/2 cup of sugar, 1.5 teaspoon of salt, and the flour. Add in oil and the yeast mixture. If it feels/looks dry, add in water by the tablespoon until it seems to be the right texture. Knead/mix until the dough is smooth. Cover with plastic wrap at let it sit in a warm place for an hour until it doubles in size.


STEP THREE: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and grease your baking sheets.


STEP FOUR: In a large bowl, dissolve the baking soda in 4 cups of hot water and set aside. Split your dough into about 10 equal parts and roll each out into ropes. Make it into a pretzel shape. Dip the pretzel in the warm water and baking soda mix and then put it on the baking sheet.


STEP FIVE: Put them in the preheated oven until they turn golden brown - about 8 minutes.


STEP SIX: Melt butter and brush it over the hot pretzel (make sure to do this as soon as they get out of the oven!) Top with salt.


ENJOY!



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