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Soft Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. fast-acting yeast
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water plus more
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
  • baking soda
  • Kosher salt

Directions

In a mixing bowl combine yeast, brown sugar, and 1½ cups of warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add flour and beat with a dough hook until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes while you bring a deep saucepan full of water to a boil. (For every cup of water add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.) Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope and twist into pretzel shapes. Drop each pretzel into boiling water and boil for 10 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon. Arrange pretzels on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450° about 8 minutes or until brown.

Yield: 1 dozen pretzels.

Recipe ideas from Turkey Hill