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    1-1/2 cups of hot water
    1 Tbsp of Sugar
    1-1/2 tsp of Salt
    1 package of Dry Yeast
    2 Tbsp of melted Butter
    4-1/2 to 5 cups of All Purpose Flour
    6 cups of Water
    1/3 cup of Baking Soda
    1 egg
    1 Tbsp water
    Kosher Salt for topping
    1.  Mix hot water, sugar, salt, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes
        or until the yeast begins to foam.
    2.  Add the flour and butter and knead for 5 to 7 minutes or until you
        have a smooth dough.
    3.  Brush the bottom and sides of a bowl with some vegetable oil and put  
        the dough in the oiled bowl. Cover and let it rise in a warm spot for 
        about 1 hour.
    4.  Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and lightly oil 2 baking sheets.
    5.  Boil water and baking soda in a large pan.
    6.  Begin to form the dough into pretzels by cutting it into 12 equal
        pieces, roll each piece into a rope and make a U shape, then press
        the ends of the rope at the bottom of the U shape and pinch the ends.
    7.  Place your shaped pretzels onto the oiled baking sheets.
    8.  Carefully place the pretzels into the boiling water for 30 seconds
        one at a time, remove from the boiling water using a flat spatula and
        put them back on the oiled baking sheets.
    9.  Brush the pretzels with the egg wash (beaten egg with 1 Tbsp water)
        and sprinkle each one with a little kosher salt.
    10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until deeply golden brown.