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Homemade Soft Pretzels

This recipe originally appeared on by Hannah Williams
Homemade Soft Pretzels


  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1package active dry yeast
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten coarse salt


  1. In a bowl, mix water, salt and sugar until combined. Add yeast and let rest 5 minutes until yeast starts to foam.
  2. Add flour and 2 tablespoons of oil and mix thoroughly until a dough forms.
  3. Remove the dough and use the remaining oil to cover the bowl.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  6. Cut dough into 8 pieces and roll them out into thin ropes, twisting the two ends to form a pretzel shape.
  7. Add baking soda to a large pot of water and bring to a rolling boil. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds per side.
  8. Transfer pretzels to a baking sheet, brush with egg wash and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10–15 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy!

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