1Add honey to the warm water and stir to dissolve (you can use sugar if you don't have honey). Stir in yeast and set aside until foamy. (5-10 min)
2In a large bowl, mix about 3 cups of bread flour and the 1 tsp. of kosher salt together. Add the melted butter & yeast mixture. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour a little at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic (about 8-10 min). I use my kitchen-aid mixer with a dough hook for this. Put dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).
3When dough is ready, roll out on a lightly oiled surface to about 10 x 20 inches. Slice the dough into 1 inch wide strips. Wrap the dough around each hot dog, making sure to pinch the edges at each end. There should be about 1/2 inch of hot dog at each end showing. If you have any dough left over after wrapping your hot dogs, roll them into strips and shape into a pretzel. :)
4Bring the 10 cups of water to a boil and then add the baking soda and stir to dissolve. Add the dough wrapped hot dogs a few at a time, and boil for about 30 seconds. Remove with a large slotted spoon and place on 2 greased baking sheets (or use parchment paper).
5Mix the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water together, and brush on the pretzel dogs. Sprinkle with kosher salt if you like, and then bake in a preheated 425-450 oven for about 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from pans and let cool slightly...and then enjoy!