Soft Pretzels Recipe

Soft Pretzels


  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 egg

How to make Soft Pretzels

Pour warm water in a large sized mixing bowl. Add the yeast and stir. Add brown and white sugars, salt and flour. Mix until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.

Make pretzels by cutting about a 1 inch slice from the dough. Roll into a rope and twist into the pretzel shape.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Boil about 5 cups of water in a large pot. Add 5 teaspoons of baking power.

Add pretzels to the water boiling 1 minute on each side.

Break and beat the egg in a small bowl. Add a couple teaspoons of water and brush the egg wash on the pretzels. Sprinkle salt on top.

Bake pretzels until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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  • hoojib88
    hoojib88 says

    Delicious! I love pretzels, especially with spicy nacho cheese! Yum! :D Wonder if this will work at high elevation... hrmm..

  • makemethod
    makemethod says

    beautiful! i just posted a soft pretzel recipe too. :)

  • marianne49
    marianne49 says

    Nice !I love pretzel too, usually bought at Aunty Anne pretzel shop but now I make my own pretzel , love it savoury rather than sweet!! much cheaper, heheh!!

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