I made these guys last night after not having them for soooo long, and wow, they will be made again very, very soon! They are SO good! I got the recipe so many years ago from Food.com, and totally forgot about it until my husband and I walked past the pretzel stand at the mall the other day and went “MMMMMM pretzels…” at the same time. Then,
my husband asked me told my sister if she came over so we could finally watch our shows, I’d make pretzels lol. After the fact, I’m glad he did, because as lazy as I was last night, they were sooooo worth it!
Soft Pretzels Recipe:
- 1 1/4 cups water (hot, but not too hot that you can’t keep your finger in it for a little while)
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 cups flour
- Course salt
- Melted butter (or Earth Balance, like I used) to brush over pretzels once baked
Mix your hot water and brown sugar together until granules are completely dissolved, and pour over yeast. You don’t need to wait 10 minutes like some recipes say, to make sure your yeast is live, if after a few minutes it foams up, you’re good to go onto the next step.
Add all your bread flour in, and 1 1/4 cups your regular flour, and mix. Add the 1/4 cup flour if needed. You don’t want a wet dough, but definitely not dry!! I didn’t need to add in the whole amount, but it all depends on different things, such as the weather. I know, weird, but if it’s humid, you may need even more flour. Don’t over mix it, as you want nice, soft pretzels, not tough, and hard. Once your dough is made, let it sit for at least 20 minutes, to double in size. Once it’s risen, preheat your oven to 500F, punch the dough down, and break it off into pieces. I can’t remember how many it made, as I made different sizes and pretzel sticks as well. You want to roll it out really, really thin, as it get’s a lot bigger as it bakes.
Dip your dough “ropes” into some baking soda mixed with warm water, the original recipe says 1/2 cup baking soda, to 3 cups water, but I’ve never measured, and shape them into some pretzels!
Yuuuuuummmmmmmmm need these in gluten free variety!
Oooooh I shall try!
Oh my gosh i have been wanting to make these FOREVER! its on my “learn how to make” list and I’m so excited you posted such an easy recipe! soft pretzels are quite new to the uk, one little place just opened at the mall and my mouth waters every time i smell them! theres a place in amish country, ohio that top them with cinnamon and sugar, or parmesan, or plain salt. all delicious! thanks for the post! x
That’s awesome! You definitely need to try these ones out, they really are easy, and soooo good! This recipe actually is an Amish recipe, and in the picture they topped it with cinnamon sugar…..definitely making them next time!!
cinnamon sugar was always my favourite! i think i should call my sister over to help with these!
Hahah let me know if you try them!