Homemade Soft Pretzels

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Homemade Soft PretzelsOriginally posted on my blog over at jessigurr.com

I love to make pretzels and haven’t made them for a while. Here’s the recipe:

Homemade Pretzels

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups flour (half and half white/whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. baking soda

Combine water, sugar, and yeast. Let rest ten minutes. Add oil, flour, salt, and knead for 10 minutes (or put in a bread machine).


Divide and roll into long ropes; shape into a pretzels. Place on a baking sheet (preferably covered in parchment paper) until doubled in size. This will take 20 – 45 minutes depending on your temperature and humidity.


Preheat oven to 450ºF. Bring water and baking soda to a boil. Liberally brush hot water/soda onto each pretzel and sprinkle with kosher salt (or poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc). Bake at 450ºF for 12-15 minutes, flipping baking racks half way through if you have two sheets.


Yield: 6-8 giant pretzels. Or 12 smaller pretzels for pot lucks and house guests.

Nothing beats fresh, hot pretzels. Serve with vegan cheese sauce… I’ll post a recipe for this some day.

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2 Responses

  1. Hah, hahah!

    I have all of these old recipes that are the only thing that get viewed on my “other” (old, old, old) blog. Since this blog actually gets some traffic… and I don’t exactly have the patience to keep up two, I transferred a bunch of recipes over and scheduled them to post over the next few days.

    Apparently I didn’t proof-read or edit them well enough 🙂 I changed the “it was 80º today so it only took 20 minutes to rise” text in the post to “This will take 20 – 45 minutes depending on your temperature and humidity.” Hopefully editing blogs post-post-date is OK… 😉

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