Soft Everything Bagel Spice Pretzels

Soft Pretzels sprinkled with  Sweet Paul’s take on everything bagel spices!

Makes 10

You will need:
3 tablespoons soft butter
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 cups warm water (110°F)
1 1/4 -ounce pack of dry yeast
6 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
8 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
5 tablespoons melted butter

Everything topping:
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons dried garlic

  1. In a mixing bowl mix butter, sugar and water. Add the yeast and let it sit for 8 minutes until it starts foaming.
  2. Add half of the flour and salt, mix well and then add the rest of the flour. Knead the dough for 6–7 minutes in a stand mixer or a bit longer by hand.
  3. Cover with plastic and let proof for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl, knead it for 1 minute, and cut it into 10 equal large pieces.
  5. Roll each piece to a long sausage, about 20-25 inches
  6. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
  7. Form each sausage into a pretzel shape, and place on tray. Cover with plastic and let rise again 30 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, mix all the spices together.
  9. Bring water and baking soda to a simmer. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  10. Use scissors and cut the paper around each pretzel. Transfer the pretzel on the paper into the pot
  11. Remove the paper and let the pretzel simmer for 40 seconds.
  12. Remove from water and place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
  13. Sprinkle with everything mix and bake until golden about 10–12 minutes
  14. As soon as they come out of the oven, brush with melted butter. Serve with your favorite mustard