|1 pack||Dry yeast|
|1¼ cup||Warm water|
|5 cups||Unsifted flour|
|4 teaspoons||Baking soda|
Date: 23 May 96 17:01:57 -0500
Dissolve yeat in ¼ cup of the water. Stir the rest of the water into the yeast. Mix 4 cups flour and the salt in a large bowl. Add dissolved yeast. Add enough additional flour to make a stiff dough. Knead for 10 minutes or until dough is elastic. Form dough into a ball and coat with butter. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 45 minutes. Pinch off a small ball of dough and form a coil 20" long, ½" in diameter. Shape into pretzel form (or not, as you desire). (If making pretzel shapes, wet the ends to help them stay together). Dissolve baking soda in 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Drop one pretzel at a time into the water and let boil until it floats. (I use more water and soda and do several at a time).
Remove from water and drain. Place on a buttered baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake at 475 degrees for 12 minutes or until browned.
Posted to MealMaster Recipes List, Digest #144
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