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Homemade Soft Pretzels

There's nothing quite like a freshly-baked pretzel, and this recipe delivers the goods! Soft and chewy, with a crispy exterior and a salty, savory flavor, these pretzels are perfect for dipping in a tangy mustard sauce or a gooey cheese dip.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
94% would make again
Homemade Soft Pretzels

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for 8 servings

  • 1 ½ cups water (360 mL), warm
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 4 ½ cups flour (565 g)
  • 3 tablespoons oil, divided
  • ⅔ cup baking soda (120 g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • coarse salt

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 332
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 55g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a bowl, mix water, salt, and sugar until combined. Add yeast, and let rest 5 minutes until yeast starts to foam.
  2. Add flour and 2 tablespoons of oil, and mix thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. Remove the dough and use the remaining oil to cover the bowl.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  6. Cut dough into 8 pieces and roll them out into thin ropes, twisting the two ends to form a pretzel shape.
  7. Add baking soda to a large pot of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds per side.
  8. Transfer pretzels to a baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Enjoy!
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Homemade Soft Pretzels

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