Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

3 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 envelope instant yeast

1 1/2 cup warm water (130 F)

4 t sugar1 t salt

3 T baking soda

1 T sea salt

In a large bowl combine 1 3/4 cup flour 1T sugar 1t table salt 1 pkg yeast Add the warm water, mix well. Stir in about 1 1/2 cup of flour until dough forms a ball and is easy to handle.

Knead for about 5 minutes. Place dough in an ungreased bowl, cover and let rise for about 1/2 an hour.

Punch down and cut into 6 equal size pieces.

Roll each piece to form a long rope about 20" to 24" long, form into a pretzel shape and lay it on a lightly floured surface.

Let pretzels rise until not quite double, about 20 minutes.


4 cups water

3 t sugar

3 T baking soda

Bring to a bare simmer and one at a time place each pretzel in for 20 seconds per side.
Remove from bath and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet with good side up. Sprinkle with coarse salt.Bake in the centre of a 350 f preheated oven for 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool until lukewarm, dip into melted butter.

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