2 Hrs 20 Min
Original recipe yield 1 dozen
Makes 12 Pretzels
- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups warm water (110
degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 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
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast
and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10
- 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. 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 plastic wrap and let rise in
a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
(230 degrees C). 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. 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
minutes, until browned.