Soft Pretzels

Pin This Recipe on Pinterest Share on Facebook Tweet Recipe


  • 1/2 cup warm water (100-110°F)
  • 1 pkg. (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (100- 110°F)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour or half whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 T. water
  • Poppy or sesame seeds, seasoned or coarse salt
  • Directions

    Place warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add milk, oil, sugar, salt and 1½ cups flour; blend well. Mix in additional flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. Punch dough down; divide into 24 pieces. Roll each piece to 16-inch rope. To make pretzels, curve ends of each rope to make circle; cross ends at top. Twist ends once and lay down over bottom of circle.
    Place pretzels on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rest in warm, draft-free place for 5 to 10 minutes, until risen slightly. Preheat oven to 350°. Brush pretzels with beaten egg mixture and sprinkle with selected topping.
    Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Makes 24 (1.5 oz.) pretzels.

Pin This Recipe on Pinterest Share on Facebook Tweet Recipe


Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox

Want to share a recipe?

We are always looking for more recipes to add to our site.

Submit Your Recipes

Recent Stories