Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
Homemade Soft Pretzels are easy to make and the perfect party food! Salty, buttery, and warm, soft pretzels are perfect for Game Day or just for a fun afternoon snack!
For Pretzel dough:
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water (110°-115°F)
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
For baking soda bath:
  • 4 cups of water
  • ¼ cup baking soda
For toppings:
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • Coarse sea salt, optional
To make Pretzel dough:
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer place 1 cup warm water, sprinkle the top of the water with the yeast packet
  2. Let it dissolve for about 2 minutes, once dissolved add in the softened butter, brown sugar, salt, and 2 cups of the flour
  3. Using a dough hook attachment mix on medium-low speed until a sticky dough comes together and the dough is smooth
  4. Stir in any remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl and when touched with a finger, does not stick and springs back lightly when touched
  5. Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel to rest for 15-20 minutes
  6. Preheat oven to 450°F, line 2 baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper
  7. Turn the dough out onto a surface and punch dough down a couple of times to break up any air pocket
  8. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces with a pizza cutter
  9. Using your palms and the heels of your hands, roll each piece into a long rope, about 15" long on a clean work surface (do not flour your work surface as this will prevent the stretch of your dough)
  10. Shape the rope into a circle then twist the ends where they overlap, then flip the twisted ends over the circle pinching the ends into the circle to form a pretzel shape
To make baking soda bath:
  1. In a large saucepan, whisk 4 cups water and baking soda, bring to a boil
  2. Place a pretzel onto a large slotted spatula and dip into the boiling water for 20-30 seconds, gently remove with a spatula allowing excess water to drip off
  3. Place on a prepared baking sheet and shape back to pretzel shape if needed
  4. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and repeat with remaining pretzels
  5. Bake pretzels for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
  6. Brush with melted butter while still warm
  7. Serve warm or room temperature
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at https://yummiestfood.com/homemade-soft-pretzels/