Soft Pretzel

Soft chewy pretzel.

Soft Pretzels


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp yeast (or 1 pack)

  • 4 1/2 cups flour

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 3 tbsp baking soda

  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp water

  • Coarse salt or cinnamon and sugar

  1. Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in the bowl. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, until it starts to foam.

  2. Add oil, salt, and flour. Mix for about 5 minutes. Put a little oil on the outside of the dough.

  3. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 30 minutes, until the dough has doubled in size.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets.

  5. Bring a half of a pot of water to a boil. Add the baking soda.

  6. Divide the dough into 12 pieces.

  7. Roll each piece into a long rope. Make a circle with the rope, cross over the ends. Press onto lower opposite sides to form the shape of a pretzel. Place on the pan.

  8. Put the pretzels into the boiling water, one at a time, for about 30 seconds then turn over for another 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large slotted spoon or spatula. Return to the cookie sheets.

  9. Brush the top of each pretzel with the beaten egg and water mixture and sprinkle with the coarse salt or cinnamon and sugar.

  10. Bake until dark golden brown in color, about 12 to 14 minutes.

Notes: You can also cut the rope into small pieces for pretzel bites.

||Total Time 1hr ||

||Servings 12 || Cost $0.18 each ||

You're going to love these soft chewy pretzels. My kids love to make these with me.

This is based on an Alton Brown Pretzel recipe.