Ingredients

1 ½ cups warm water
1 tbspn sugar
2 tspns salt
2 tspns dry yeast
22 oz flour
2 oz unsalted, melted butter
veg. oil for pan
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp water

Combine water, sugar and salt in the bowl and then sprinkle the yeast on top. This mixture willneed to stay in the warm spot for few minutes,until yeast will start to foam.

Add the flower and butter and either using mixer or your hands, knead the dough until smooth and pulls away from your fingers. Remove the dough, clean the bowl, oil it and then return the dough back ,cover and let it stand in the warm place until will double in size(around 1 hour). Turn the dough out onto oiled work surface(it will prevent stickiness),divide into equal pieces (8-12). Roll out each into long rope(20-24 inch). Make “u” shape and cross the ends trying to make shape of pretzels. Boil 10 cups of water with baking soda in a large saucepan. Each pretzel boil in that mix for about 30 sec. Remove from the water and place them one by one on oiled baking sheet using spatula. Brush them with yolk and water mix, sprinkle with salt, sesame seeds, sugar, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds. Preheat oven to 450 F and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.