1 cup of water
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/4teaspoons active dry yeast
8 cups of water
½ cup baking soda
1 Tablespoon melted butter
Preheat over to 425 degrees.
Toss first 4 ingredients in a large bowl and mix it with a spoon until it starts to come together, then get in there and knead the dough for five minutes.
Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each dough ball into the pretzel shape.
Get a large pot and pour in the 8 glasses of water and baking soda, stir for 15 seconds, then 2 at a time, place pretzel dough in water for 15 seconds.
Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a greased, buttered, parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
Once you’ve done this with all the pretzels bake them for 8-10 minutes.
Remove pretzels to a cooling rack right away. Brush them with melted butter and at the kosher salt to taste.
You can enjoy them with your favorite toppers; pizza sauce, cheese sauce, mustard, and garlic butter are some fine ideas!
If you would like to freeze them, let them cool completely, then put in freezer bags. Enjoy.