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Soft Pretzels I

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!


  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt


  1. 1In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Proof for 5 minutes.
  2. 2Mix 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.
  3. 3In 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.
  4. 4Bake at 475 degrees F (245 degrees C) for about 12 minutes.
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Soft Pretzels II

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