Don't you just love those soft pretzels that are ubiquitous in Germany? But hard to find in America? You can find them in certain large malls - my favorite is dipped in butter and coated with cinnamon sugar. This recipe goes well with brown mustard and complements beer too. I can give you the trick to making pretzels, but I still can't figure out how to roll them into that unique pretzel shape.

	1 recipe bread dough (frozen dough is fine)
	1/4 cup baking soda
	1 pt water
	kosher salt
	Preheat oven to 350F.
	Cut dough into long strips, roll into pretzel shape.
	(I think they have to raise for a while here.)
	Add soda to water, bring to boil.
	Dip pretzel in boiling soda water until it floats.
	Remove to baking sheet, sprinkle with salt.
	Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.
	Cool before removing. (is this right?)