Easy homemade soft pretzel recipe that is quick to whip up and oh so tasty. Add to your list of yummy desserts with cinnamon sprinkled on top or turn them into pretzel bites and dip in cheese sauce for a delicious snack.
An easy and delicious soft pretzel recipe is something that everyone should have in their recipe box. Its just such a fun snack, and its difficult to find anyone who doesn’t enjoy this treat.
This soft pretzel recipe creates buttery, sweet, and savory pretzels that are beyond delicious right out of the oven.
This soft pretzel recipe is very approachable, and does not require as much time as you’d think.
These pretzels taste similar to Auntie Anne’s pretzel recipe. There is a touch of sweetness, and it is oh so buttery.
Tips for this german soft pretzel recipe:
- You can turn this into a cinnamon pretzel recipe simply by adding butter to the pretzels right out of the oven, then sprinkling a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top.
- This can also be a soft pretzel bites recipe. Simply roll out the pretzel dough and use your pizza cutter to cut three inch pieces of dough.
- How nice would it be to turn these into frozen soft pretzels and have them waiting for you when you open the freezer for a last minute snack? Simple place the pretzels in an airtight container after they are finished cooling, and place in the freezer for later. You can reheat them by either placing in the oven at 350 degrees or warming them up in the microwave.
- To change these pretzels into pretzel bites, follow these steps:
- Divide the dough into 8 equal parts.
- Roll each part into a 20 inch rope.
- Cut rope into ten 2 inch pieces.
- Boil the bites in the water/baking soda mixture for 30 seconds and place on a parchment lined baking sheet for baking. Do not let the bites touch each other. They cook better with their own space.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.
Hope you love these as much as we did!
Soft Pretzel Recipe
Easy homemade soft pretzels recipe that is quick to whip up and oh so tasty. Add to your list of yummy desserts with cinnamon sprinkled on top or turn them into pretzel bites and dip in cheese sauce for a delicious snack.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 package instant yeast
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 4 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for work surface)
- coarse sea salt for sprinkling on top
Baking Soda Water Mixture
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 9 cups water
In your stand mixer, whisk the yeast into the warm water and allow to sit for 1 minutes.
Whisk in salt, brown sugar, and melted butter. Add in 3 cups of flour, slowly, one cup at a time, and mix with the dough hook on your stand mixer.
Add 1 cup more of flour, and mix. Continue to add flour in 1/4 cup increments until the dough is not longer sticky. (It took about 4 1/2 cups for us). Your dough is ready for kneading, once you poke the dough ball and it bounces back.
Place the dough onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for 3 minutes and shape into a ball. Cover lightly with a kitchen towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
While the dough is resting, you can start the baking soda/water mixture by pouring 9 cups water and 1/2 cup baking soda in a deep saute pan or dutch oven, place on the stove top, and bring to a boil.
Roll the dough into a 20 inch rope. Take the ends, bring them together, forming a circle, then cross the ends looping them into a pretzel shape.
Once you have formed the twelve dough pretzels, taking the pretzels one at a time, pick up with a large slotted spatula, and dunk them into the boiling water/baking soda mix for about 20-30 seconds (no more than 30 seconds). You will see the dough start to puff up, this is what you want.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown in your preheated 400 degree oven.
Immediately after removing from the oven, feel free to rub butter over each pretzel and watch it melt on top, creating the most incredibly buttery and delicious homemade treat.
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction