Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
<br>- 1 teaspoon white sugar
<br>- 1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
<br>- 5 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 1/2 cup white sugar
<br>- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
<br>- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
<br>- 1/2 cup baking soda
<br>- 4 cups hot water
<br>- 1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
<br>step 2: 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.
<br>step 3: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
<br>step 4: 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.
<br>step 5: Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.
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Ingredients
- 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
- 1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping

Directions
step 1: In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
step 2: 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.
step 3: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
step 4: 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.
step 5: Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 8 minutes.

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