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We Love the Kind of Pretzels You Get at the Mall… but It’s Cheaper to Make them at Home. Not too Hard, Either…
*1 1/4 Cup Warm Water (110 Degrees)
*4 Teaspoons Dry Yeast
*1 Teaspoon White Sugar
*4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
*1/2 Cup White Sugar
*1/2 Cup Sugar
*1.5 Teaspoons Salt
*1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
*1/2 Cup Baking Soda
*4 Cups Hot Water
*1/4 Cup Kosher Salt (topping)
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup 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. If the mixture is dry, add one or two more 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). Grease 2 baking sheets.
- In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups hot water; set aside. 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 shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda-hot water solution and place pretzels on baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.