Soft Pretzels

July 22, 2020, 3:37 p.m.

Top these with the classic salt, or cheese and japaneos for more of a kick. Make sure to roll these out more than you think, when they rise in the oven they may end up more like bagels if you don't roll them thin enough.

  • 1 1/2 cups Water (warm)
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 packet Yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups Flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 2/3 cup Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  1. In a bowl, mix the water, salt and sugar. Add yeast and let rest for 5 minutes until the yeast starts to foam
  2. Add the flour and 2 tablesppons of oil. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Remove the dough and use the other tablespoon of oil to grease the bowl.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour. With 15 minutes left, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  5. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll them into thin ropes (1/2 inch or thinner). Twist them into the desired pretzel shape.
  6. Add the baking soda to a large pot of boiling water and boil each pretzel for 30 seconds on each side.
  7. Transfer the pretzels to a baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and add your desired toppings! Classic: salt. Spicy: Cheddar cheese and japaneo slices.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.