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Makes 12 pretzels


1    cup water, room temperature
2    teaspoons kosher salt
1    tablespoon packed light brown sugar
3¼ cups bread flour
2¼ teaspoons yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine
2    cups water
2    tablespoons baking soda
      coarse salt, for sprinkling

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per pretzel:
Calories 115 (0% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 4g • fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 428mg • calc. 1mg • fiber 1g


1. Put the 1 cup of water, salt, brown sugar, flour and yeast into bread pan fitted with kneading paddle. Secure bread pan into the Cuisinart® Bread Maker.
2. Press the PROG button to select the Dough program. Press START/STOP to begin the dough-making process. Line two baking sheets with parchment
paper; reserve.
3. When the cycle is complete, remove dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces, about 2 ounces each; cover loosely
with plastic wrap. Working with one piece at a time, roll each ball into a thin rope. Twist dough into a pretzel shape and transfer to the prepared baking sheets.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap and repeat with remaining pieces. Allow pretzels to rest for about 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Stir together the 2 cups of water and baking soda in a small bowl.
5. Put a 6-quart saucepan filled with water over high heat and bring to a boil. Preheat oven to 425°F.
6. Once pretzels have rested and water comes to a boil, carefully slide one pretzel into the boiling water at a time, flipping each after 1½ minutes.
Boil for 3 minutes total. Allow pretzels to drain on a wire cooling rack. Dip each pretzel into the stirred baking soda solution and place on prepared
baking sheet.
7. Sprinkle each pretzel with the coarse salt. Bake in the preheated oven until dark and golden, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. When pretzels are finished,
transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.