Learn how to make The Best Homemade Soft Pretzels complete with a visual demonstration. Just a few simple ingredients is all you need and it's so easy the kids can get in on the action too!
Servings: 12 Pretzels
- 1 1/4 cups water lukewarm
- 1 tablespoon yeast
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
- melted butter and coarse salt
- Cinnamon and sugar
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Dissolve the yeast and sugar into the warm water.
Add in the flour and mix until combined. No need to knead. Let the dough rise in a warm place until almost doubled which should only take about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Divide the dough into golf ball sized lumps. Roll each ball into a snake or rope. Twist them into pretzel shapes (or whatever shape you'd like!).
In a small bowl or a liquid measuring cup, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Dip the pretzels into the solution and place on a well-greased cookie sheet or baking pan.
Bake for about 6 minutes at 500 degrees until they are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and dip the face of the pretzel in melted butter. Add your chosen toppings.
Serving: 1pretzel | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg