Raise your stein to this Oktoberfest classic

Fall is almost here, and if you're German — or a fan of beer and bratwurst — that means just one thing: it's time for Oktoberfest. Bring the food of this multi-day festival into your home with a simple recipe from Food & Wine magazine.

Soft pretzels

Makes 20 pretzels


    • 1 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons warm water
    • 1 envelope active dry yeast
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • Kosher salt or pretzel salt
    • 2 quarts cold water
    • 1/2 cup baking soda
    • Mustard, for serving


Baking Directions:

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