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Zingerman's soft pretzel recipe

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Sara Richardson

Zingerman's soft pretzel recipe

I read about Zingerman's pretzels made with lard and lye in the New York Times. Here's the recipe:

The article also talks about their baking classes. Here's a 1 minute video about them:

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the recipe in the new york times link indicates the addition of 2 tablespoons of yeast.  this seems like an excessive amount of yeast for the amount of flour and the rising/proofing procedures involved.  can you verify that the indicated amount is correct?  thanks. stefenos