1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 package active dry yeast
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
Some vegetable oil
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
In a standing mixer, combine the water, sugar and yeast.
With the mixer on low (and the dough hook on), slowly add the flour.
Then add the salt. The dough should completely come off the sides and there should be a ball around the dough hook.
Let mix on low-medium for 5-6 minutes. If dough is sticking to sides, add a little bit more flour a tablespoon at a time.
Remove the dough from the mixer and put in a well oiled bowl and let rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
In the meantime oil 2 large cookie sheets lined with either parchment paper or silpat.
Cut the dough into 7 pieces.
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
Remove from water and place on the cookie sheet.
Place pretzels in oven for 13-15 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes and then enjoy!