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Soft Pretzels


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 ounces butter melted
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Kosher/Pretzel Salt


  • Mix water with sugar and yeast. Let mixture sit 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • With dough hook attachment mix in salt, butter, and flour. Mix until well combined (4-5 minutes). Dough should be smooth and pull away from side of mixing bowl. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large pot bring 8 cups water and ¼ baking soda to a boil. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll dough pieces into long rope (about 24 inches) and then cross ends and twist and fold to make classic pretzel shape.
  • Boil pretzels in soda water for about 30 seconds and then remove and place onto greased baking sheet. Top with salt and then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or golden brown.