These soft pretzels are yummy and super easy to make!
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Step 1: Dough
4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/4 c lukewarm water
Sprinkle sugar on water followed with yeast. Let bloom for 5-10 mins, stir
In a bowl, mix 3 1/4 c flour with 1/4 c sugar and 3 tsp salt. Make a well in center
Pour yeast mixture and add 1 tbsp oil, knead
Cover and let rise on warm area for half H
Step 2: Coloring and Second Rise
After half H, you will see that dough is rising already, punch down
Divide dough into 4 portions and add enough gel food coloring to each of them (I use blue, green, purple, red and orange) - about 3-5 drop/tip of toothpick, knead
Let dough rise again for another 30 mins in warm place
Knead to combine
Step 3: Pretzels Making
Preheat oven to 450 F
Once kneaded, slice pretzels into 8 portions
Roll each portion into ropes and bath them for a second in baking soda solution
Place pretzels on baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse sea salt
Bake pretzels for 8 minutes
Baking Soda Solution
1/2 c baking soda in 4 c hot boiling water