Soft Pretzels

April McIver


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

How to Make Soft Pretzels


  1. Combine warm water, 1 tsp sugar and yeast in your mixing bowl. Let sit until foamy.
  2. 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.
  3. Put a lid on it or transfer to a covered, greased bowl to rise until doubled.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 and grease a cookie sheet.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each into a rope, then shape into a pretzel or whatever shape you’d like.
  7. 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.
  8. Brush with melted butter when they come out of the oven and sprinkle with coarse salt or cinnamon sugar.

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About Soft Pretzels

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #pretzels

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