Soft pretzels are my favorite anytime snack. I love these things so much but I get tired of buying the frozen kind and hoping that they turn out ok. I really love getting pretzels at ballparks and stadiums but I can’t very well run to a stadium every time I have a craving, so I am glad that I found this amazing soft pretzel recipe. If you love soft pretzels then you are definitely going to want to check this one out.
Any good pretzel takes some time to make. These take about an hour and a half but they are so very well worth the time. This traditional German treat is really easy to make – you spend most of the prep time waiting on the dough to rise. You did know that good pretzels are boiled in water, right? That means that these are also a much healthier snack alternative to potato chips and you make eight pretzels with every batch. You can even freeze them for later if you want. And, be sure to check out this amazing homemade guacamole that goes great with homemade pretzels.
Seriously, if you love pretzels then you are going to really love this recipe. The pretzels are really simple and they make the most wonderful snacks. These are great for game nights or anytime you want a delicious snack. And, if you are planning a trip to the stadium, you could even take along your own homemade pretzels and make the other sports fans jealous. These work really well for appetizer night, too. Serve them alongside these zucchini balls at your next party.
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Yield: 8 pretzels
Serving size: 100 g (3.5 oz)
For the dough:
1 ½ cup of warm water
1 tbsp. of sugar
2 tbsps. of salt
1 tbsp. of dry yeast
4 cups of flour
¼ cup of olive oil
Sea salt for sprinkling
½ cup of baking soda
1 tbsp. of salt
6 cups of water
1. Make a starter for the dough by whisking warm water, yeast, sugar and salt together. Set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Add flour and olive oil to the yeast solution and knead the dough for 10 minutes.
3. Make dough into a ball, cover with plastic and let it sit for an hour in a warm place.
4. Preheat your oven to 230C (450F). Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
5. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Make each one into a rope (about 15 cm/15 inches) long. Make a pretzel out of the dough rope as shown on the picture.
6. Bring water, baking soda and salt to a rolling boil.
7. Cook each pretzel for 30 seconds and transfer onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
8. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Soft pretzels are much easier to make than you think – and homemade pretzels are delicious
Work the dough just as you would for making homemade bread
Roll out dough and form your pretzels – any size that you want
After boiling to make them soft, you bake them to give them a nice golden color
These Soft Pretzels Taste Just Like You Got Them At The Stadium
1 hr, 20 Prep Time
15 minCook Time
1 hr, 35 Total Time
- 1 ½ cup of warm water
- 1 tbsp. of sugar
- 2 tbsps. of salt
- 1 tbsp. of dry yeast
- 4 cups of flour
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- Sea salt for sprinkling
- ½ cup of baking soda
- 1 tbsp. of salt
- 6 cups of water
For the dough:
- Make a starter for the dough by whisking warm water, yeast, sugar and salt together. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Add flour and olive oil to the yeast solution and knead the dough for 10 minutes.
- Make dough into a ball, cover with plastic and let it sit for an hour in a warm place.
- Preheat your oven to 230C (450F). Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Make each one into a rope (about 15 cm/15 inches) long. Make a pretzel out of the dough rope as shown on the picture.
- Bring water, baking soda and salt to a rolling boil.
- Cook each pretzel for 30 seconds and transfer onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Cuisine: German | Recipe Type: Appetizer