Homemade Soft Pretzels

Pretzels are one of those things that look hard to make, but are actually really, really easy. And, to be honest, I don’t want to go to a shopping mall every time I want some warm soft pretzels. This recipe makes about 8 standard size pretzels.


You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups warm water; 1 tbsp sugar; 2 tsp salt; 7 g dry yeast; 630 g flour; 50 g unsalted butter; 10 cups water; 2/3 cup baking soda; flaky salt

How to make this:

  1. Mix the 1 1/2 cups warm water and yeast to wake them up, then mix in the melted butter, flour, salt, and sugar, add more flour if the dough is too sticky
  2. Knead the dough by hand for 10 min, then let it sit for at least 1 hours
  3. Slice the dough into 8 equal pieces, stretch the dough into a 1 1/2 ft long rope, twist the two ends and fold it back to the center
  4. Mix the 10 cups of water and baking soda, then heat up the water to simmer, cook each pretzel for 1 min, then when it’s still wet, sprinkle on some salt
  5. Bake the pretzels for 10 min in a 205C/400F oven, brush on a layer of butter, then bake for another 5 min

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