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Rock Star Soft Pretzels
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1 dash salt
1 1/2 cups 110 degree water
Combine 4 ingredients above, let sit for at least 5 minutes.
4 cups bread flour
Stir flour into above mixture and KNEAD for 5 minutes!
Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour
Divide dough into 8-12 equal-size pieces; roll each piece into a rope; shape each rope into whatever you want!
1 Tbls. baking soda
1/4 cup warm water
In a shallow dish, stir baking soda into warm water; dip shapes into mixture; lay coated pretzel onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 550 degree oven for 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
When pretzels come out of the oven you have lots of choices!
Today, we mixed a melted 1/2 stick butter with some honey, and for half of our pretzels we brushed the honey butter on the pretzels and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar.
For the other half, we used 1/2 stick of butter melted, and then kosher salt.
I usually freeze half of what we bake, then when we are in the mood pop one into the microwave for 30-45 seconds and they are perfect!