Soft Pretzels

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 12


1 1/4 c warm water, 110 - 120 degrees
1/2 c sugar, divided use
4 tsp yeast
1 c whole wheat flour
3 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 c baking soda
2 c hot water
4 Tbsp butter, melted
cinnamon sugar or salt to top

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April M Recipe
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Member Since Jul 2011
April's notes for this recipe:
I’ve always wanted to try making pretzels, but it seemed like something too difficult. Then someone sent me this recipe from Food Mayhem

I don’t think mine turned out as pretty, but they were definitely good. Around $1 for all the ingredients used, so very affordable to make.
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Combine warm water, 1 tsp sugar and yeast in your mixing bowl. Let sit until foamy.
Add vegetable oil, 3 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and both salts. Set mixer to knead for 5 minutes. Add remaining cup of flour while it’s kneading.
Put a lid on it or transfer to a covered, greased bowl to rise until doubled.
Preheat oven to 450 and grease a cookie sheet.
Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water.
Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a rope, then shape into a pretzel or whatever shape you’d like.
When all pretzels are shaped, dip them into the baking soda water then place on the greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until browned.
Brush with melted butter when they come out of the oven and sprinkle with coarse salt or cinnamon sugar.

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user Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Oct 29, 2011
I'm thinking this sounds like a great recipe to try some weekend when I don't know what I want to do in the kitchen!! Thanks.
user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Oct 30, 2011
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user Tracy Alexander Vamp321 - Jul 26, 2012
I didn't have any wheat flour in the house, so I just used all purpose instead. They came out great! Delicious :)

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