Homemade Pretzels
Deliciously doughy pretzels are perfect with Sweet Onion Mustard Dip.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine yeast with warm water and sugar in the bowl of a mixer with a dough hook attachment. When the water foams (about 7 to 10 minutes), add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing on low.
  3. Allow the mixer to knead the dough on a low setting until it is no longer sticky. Add up to ½ cup more flour if necessary. Knead for about 5 minutes or until it is smooth and bounces back when touched. Form dough into a ball, cover and allow to rest in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring the 3 cups of water and baking soda to a boil. Remove from heat after the baking soda dissolves. Pour into a casserole-style dish, with sides that are at least 2 inches high.
  5. Flatten the dough into a 12-inch circle. Cut into 8 pieces.
  6. Roll each piece into an even “snake” about 12 inches long. Shape each snake into a pretzel by twisting the ends together several times, tucking the ends under the opposite side, and pulling the sides up like a heart.
  7. Immerse each pretzel into the water bath for about 2 minutes, making sure it is completely covered in water. Flip after 1 minute if necessary to coat evenly. Place on the parchment about an inch apart.
  8. Sprinkle with Kosher salt and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until deep golden brown.

Tips & Notes

Make these tasty pretzels with Sweet Onion Mustard Dip.

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