Rebetzel's Pretzel Recipe from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TBS melted butter
  • 3¾ cups flour
  • 12 cups water
  • ⅔ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS water
  • Toppings (see below the recipe)
  1. Place the yeast, warm water, and sugar in a mixer bowl. Let dissolve together for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the kosher salt and melted butter to the mixture.
  3. Add flour, one cup at a time, into the bowl, mixing with a bread hook attachment between each addition. Continue to add until the dough is not sticky.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a bowl, and cover for 30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Boil the 12 cups of water and baking soda together in a large pot.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll out into a long rope, and then twist to make a pretzel shape.
  8. Drop each pretzel into boiling water for 20 seconds.
  9. Place the boiled pretzels on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
  10. Mix the egg and 1 TBS water together and spread over the pretzels.
  11. Sprinkle with kosher salt or other optional toppings.
  12. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until browned.
  13. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
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