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lye vs. baking soda for homemade pretzels

momskitchen | Jun 6, 2008 11:17 AM

I want to make homemade pretzels, and my recipe calls for the lye bath. My beloved Alton Brown suggests baking soda instead. I like this idea, because I have it on hand. Does it work as well? Where does one buy lye? At the hardware store?


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