Sinful Sourdough Pretzels
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons sugar, divided
1 cup hot water
1 1/2 cup sourdough starter
3-4 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking soda
Sea/Kosher Salt for sprinkling
Melt and dissolve butter and sugar with hot water in a mixing bowl. When the butter and sugar are dissolved, add the sourdough starter.
Gradually mix in 3-4 cups of flour. Turn out onto a well floured surface and knead in the flour, adding flour until you have a firm ball of dough. Place the dough in a well greased bowl in a warm place and allow it to rise for 2 hours.
After the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450°F.
Punch the dough down and turn it back out onto a floured surface. Knead a few times, and roll out into a log. Cut into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece out and tie into a pretzel shape.
Boil a pot of water and add remaining sugar and baking soda. Poach each pretzel until it floats to the top (make sure they don't stick to the bottom). I was able to fit 3-4 in the pot at a time.
Remove from the water to a wire rack to drain.
Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice. #Appetizer #Snack #Bread