Homemade Soft Pretzels

Recipe Rating:
 28 Ratings
Cooking Method: Bake


1 1/2 c warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
4 1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 oz unsalted butter, melted
vegetable oil, for pan
10 c water
2/3 c baking soda
1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tbsp water
extra kosher or pretzel salt

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Jess Weible Recipe
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VA Beach, VA (pop. 437,994)
Member Since Sep 2010
Jess' notes for this recipe:
Every year my husband and I have an Oktoberfest party. These little pretzel nuggets are a HUGE hit!
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There's no two ways about it - I am a pretzel addict. I love pretzels and in my days of working as a flight attendant, would plan my layovers so that I'd have time to hit up one of the soft pretzel stands at the airport! So it came as a wonderful surprise when I tasted this recipe and realized that I like these pretzels BETTER than any I'd had before!

Salty and surprisingly light, these little guys are equally delicious served plain, with mustard or topped with a little melted cheese. They're at their best when still warm, but can be served cooled as well. (Just plan to serve them the day you make them, as they don't keep their texture when stored.)


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user Robin DuPree robdupree - Sep 2, 2010
I love this post....I think that it is an great idea to have pretzels bite size...
user Jess Weible jweiblej - Sep 3, 2010
Oh yes definately! Its so great for a large crowd! :) Don't forget the mustard though!
user Donna Roth LuvnMom - Sep 3, 2010
I haven't made homemade pretzels in many many years, mainly because I lost my recipe. Most recipes I've found over the years didn't have the boiling water part & the pretzels always got rock hard right away. I think I finally found the right recipe... thank you so much for posting it!!!!
user Abby Johnson abbers - Sep 25, 2010
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user Denny Keller DennyK - Sep 28, 2010
SO NICE THIS WORK'S,THANK'S....................

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