Whether you like them salty or straight, crunchy or soft, pretzels are the prefect snack --and, yes, they go especially well with beer.

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 ½ Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Topping

  • 3 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter

Preparation

Step 1:

In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, salt, water, and vegetable oil. Beat until smooth, then add 1 to 2 tablespoons water if dough is still dry. Cover and let rest in a warm place for half an hour.

Step 2:

Punch dough down before turning onto a lightly greased surface and dividing into six separate pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope.

Step 3:

For the topping, combine water, sugar, and baking soda. Shape each rope into a pretzel and dip into the baking solution. Sprinkle pretzels with coarse salt or sugar.

Step 4:

Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Then brush with melted butter.