Soft Pretzel from Germany Pavilion and Baseline Tap House
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Active Dry Yeast
Or 1 package
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, yeast and warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes. The mixture should become foamy.
Add the flour adn melted butter to the yeast mixture.
Lightly flour a clean work surface adn knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it comes together into a nice firm ball.
Lightly grease a large bowl with butter. Put the dough into the greased bowl adn cover with a dish towel. Let rise somewhere warm for 1 hour until it has doubled in size.
After proofing, punch it down and remove from bowl. Cut into 8-10 pieces. Roll into roughly 17" long ropes. Shape into a pretzel form.
Heat over to 400F (200c). Line baking sheets with parchment paper
For the baking soda bath, heat the 4 cups of water in a medium pot until it reaches a light simmer. Stire in the baking soda, it will foam a lot.
Place the pretzel on a slotted spatula then dip into the baking soda bath for 5 seconds. Now place the dipped pretzel on the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake the pretzels for 12-15 minutes until they are dark adn golden. Let cool for 10 minutes before enjoying.