Soft pretzel recipe

Not sure you can make soft pretzels at home? Yes, definitely! This soft pretzel recipe uses a few basic ingredients, and I show you how to shape them. 

– 1 cup (240 ml) warm water – 1 tablespoon (12 grams) granulated sugar – 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast – 1 teaspoon salt – 2 tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter , melted and slightly cooled


– 3 to 3 ½ cups (375 to 440 grams) all-purpose flour spooned & leveled – 9 cups water – 1/2 cup (125 grams) baking soda – 2 tablespoons (30 ml) unsalted butter , melted – Coarse sea salt


Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment or silicone. Sugar and warm water in a big bowl. After gently stirring, let yeast foam for 5 minutes.

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Add salt and melted butter. Just mix two cups (250 grams) flour, then add one. Keep dough thick and non-sticky.

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Knead the dough for 3–5 minutes on a lightly floured surface, then form a Leave dough covered for 10 minutes. Whisk baking soda into 9 cups of water in a large pot over high heat, then boil.

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Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Make 20-inch ropes from each piece. Every rope end should be U-shaped. Twist and press the ends onto the U bottom to make pretzels.

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Dip pretzels in boiling water for 20 seconds (10 per side) with a slotted spoon or spatula. Gently remove pretzel water. Bake pretzels. Add coarse sea salt to melted butter.

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After 8–10 minutes in the oven, brown them under the broiler for 2–3 minutes (be careful!) Use extra butter on pretzels.

Also See: 

Tres leches cake recipe