- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/8 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bread flour
- 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
- In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water.
- Stir in flour, and knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface.
- Cover, and let rise for one hour.
- Combine 2 cups warm water and baking soda in an 8 inch square pan.
- Line 6 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- After dough has risen, cut into 12 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a 3 foot rope, pencil thin or thinner.
- Twist into a pretzel shape, and dip into the baking soda solution.
- Place onto parchment covered baking sheets, and let rise 15 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt, garlic salt or cinnamon sugar.
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