These pretzels taste just like the ones you get in the mall! Serve with your favorite cheese sauce or mustard. Bet you can’t eat just one!
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Proof for 5 minutes.
Mix in butter or margarine, flour, and salt. Cut dough into short strips, roll into ropes, and shape into pretzels. Cover, and let rise on a greased baking sheet for about 45 minutes.
In a cast iron or other nonaluminum pan, bring water and baking soda almost to a boil. Gently lower pretzels into water for about 1 minute, turning once. Do not let water come to a full boil. Remove pretzels, and return to greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake at 475 degrees F (245 degrees C) for about 12 minutes.
Per Serving: 176 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 2.2g; sodium 1567.8mg.
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A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.