Try these hot pretzels for a twist on the typical dinner roll. Soft and chewy, they’re the perfect crowd-pleaser.
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and one teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until bubbly, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, half cup sugar, and salt.
Make a well in the center; add oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one to two tablespoons water.
Knead the dough until smooth, about seven to eight minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about one hour.
Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and form a pretzel shape.
Once all of the dough is shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with coarse salt and everything spice blend.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, until browned.