1 package yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cake flour
2 to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in brown sugar and salt. Add cake flour and stir well. Add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Stir in raisins. Turn onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top of dough. Cover and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes.
Punch down dough and divide in14 small balls. Roll each ball into a long rope. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Dip each rope in soda water and drain on paper towels. Form into pretzel shape and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Brush pretzels with butter then dip in cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.