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With National Pretzel Day approaching we thought it would be fitting to look at a recipe for homemade soft pretzels and some mustards and dips to go with them.

If you can’t find the time to make your own pretzels, follow your nose to your local bakery and pick up some for dipping. In Calgary, you can find soft pretzels and pretzel buns at Edelweiss Village, and fresh baked pretzels at The Rustic Sourdough Bakery. The Rustic Sourdough Bakery sells out fast, so it is recommended that you call your order in the night before if you are planning a pretzel party.

Happy Pretzel Day!

Homemade Soft Pretzels — adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe

There are a great many recipes for soft pretzels. Alton Brown’s recipe, though, is the most consistently well-rated. Everyone raves about these. The key is in the brief time the pretzel dough spends boiling in…

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