- 4 tsp Yeast
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 5 cup A.P. Flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Canola Oil
- 5 tsp baking soda mixed in 4 cups water in a non-aluminum saucepan.
-Bloom yeast in sugar and water.
-Follow straight dough method.
-While dough is rising, grease the cookie sheet. and prepare the baking soda-water mixture and bring to a boil on stove.
-When dough is risen enough, punch down, knead for a minute or so, then divide and roll the 6-inch sticks with your hands, to about 1/2 inch in diameter, or 12-15-inch long rolls to make into the pretzel shape.
-Allow sticks or pretzels to sit for about 1-2 mins. Place them into boiling water-baking soda mixture one or two at a time.
-Let the pretzels boil for 1 minute 10 seconds, then flip them over with the slotted spoon and boil on the other side for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
-Fish them out of the water, let them drip off and place them on the greased cookie sheet.
-When all the pretzels or sticks are done, sprinkle the coarse salt on them.
-Bake for 12-15 minutes or till sticks or pretzels are golden brown.