Make the dough with the water, butter, sugar, salt and flour in the bread machine or mixer with dough hook.
Let rise before forming the pretzels. Let the formed pretzels rise until doubled.
With a slotted spoon dip into the boiling water that has the baking soda dissolved in it.
Place on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake in a 475 °F. oven for 12 minutes.