Recipe For Homemade Pretzels


This evening, my soon to be high school son asked if he could make pretzels. He took a foods class last year and came home with all sorts of recipes. This one in particular, was a keeper. We will be having these again and again! These pretzels do not need to be boiled before the baking. They get dipped into a baking soda liquid that gives them a chewy texture with no worries of burning little arms. This is a perfect kid friendly recipe.

*Update* This recipe has become one of our favorites. At least once a month, my oldest son made these pretzels as a snack for the family. The kids prefer the sugar and cinnamon topping over the salt, so they became a sweet treat, great for a quiet Sunday afternoon.

1. Info for Homemade Pretzels

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2. Ingredients for Homemade Pretzels

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • coarse salt
  • melted butter

3. Directions:

  1. Add first four ingredients to 1 cup hot water.
  2. Form into smooth ball.
  3. Place in a plastic zip lock bag and let rest 30 minutes.
  4. Divide dough into 8 pieces.
  5. Roll into long ropes and form into pretzel knots.
  6. Dip into a mixture of ¾ cup hot water , 1 Tbsp sugar and baking soda.
  7. Place on greased baking sheets and let rise 10-15 minutes.
  8. Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes.
  9. Brush with melted butter while hot and sprinkle with coarse salt.

4. Tips and advices:

  • In lieu of salt, these are really good sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, too.

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