Soft Pretzels

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By chris elizondo
from Chicago, IL

Oh the variaties of ways to enjoy hot soft pretzels ..salted and dipped in honey mustard - sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dipped in confectioner's sugar glaze- mixed with mozzarella and dipped in marinara- mixed w green chiles and cream cheese and dipped in salsa - u get the idea. :P Thanks to Sally's Baking Addiction for sharing :)

serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 pkg
    active yeast
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 lg
  • course salt for sprinkling

How To Make

  • 1
    While preheating oven to 425F degrees, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lay down a silicone baking mat.
  • 2
    Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, stirring for about a minute. Add the salt and sugar and stir til combined. Slowly add flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough is thick,continuing to add more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Poke the dough with your finger - if it bounces back, it is ready to knead.
  • 3
    Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes and shape into a ball. With a sharp knife, cut the ball of dough into 1/2 cup sections.
  • 4
    Roll the dough into a rope with an even diameter. Once you have your long rope (about 24 inches) take the rope and twist it into a pretzel shape.
  • 5
    In a small bowl, beat the egg and pour into a pie dish. Dunk the shaped pretzel into the egg wash (both sides). Place on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
  • 6
    Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn the oven to broil and bake for 5 more minutes to brown the tops. Watch closely to avoid burning.