Punch down the down and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into eight equal pieces and roll into small balls. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Using a large pot heat 8-10 cups of water until just boiling. Stir in 1/3 cup baking soda. Keep at a low boil. Gently drop each dough ball into the boiling water. I usually do 3 at a time. Cook for 45 seconds, flip halfway through. Remove using alarge slotted spoon
. Shake off excess water and place on a baking sheet covered lined with parchment paper. After they've been boiled cut a small X on the top of each dough ball with a sharp knife. Sprinkle with coarse pretzel
or sea salt.