Hot Pretzels
  • 3 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • Coarse salt
  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm water, and sugar. Add in flour and salt and knead until smooth. You can use your hands or knead the dough in an electric mixer.
  2. Grease a second bowl with nonstick cooking spray and place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Divide dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each part into a 26-28-inch long rope and form into a pretzel shape. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. In a shallow bowl, combine water and baking powder. Place pretzels, one at a time, into the water. Pretzel should be totally submerged. Remove from bowl and place on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt. Let pretzels rest for 5-10 minutes. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Brush melted butter onto hot pretzels immediately after taking them out of the oven.
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