• 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 oz unsalted butter, melted
  • Vegetable oil for pan
  • Water for pretzels – (10 cups and 1 cup baking soda)
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten, combined with 1 tbsp water

What You’ll Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. For dough – combine warm water and yeast and set aside to dissolve.
  3. In a mixing bowl, use a dough hook to mix flour, salt and sugar on low speed. Add in yeast mixture and butter. Mix until the dough has formed. Set aside in a warm spot for 15-20 minutes.
  4. To make pretzels: turn the dough out onto a lightly oiled work surface and pinch off nugget sized pieces (about 2 inches) and roll into shape.
  5. Pretzel water: bring 10 cups of water and baking soda to a rolling boil.
  6. Pretzelize it! Place the pretzels into the boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large, flat, slotted spoon.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes until golden “pretzel” brown.