Real Homemade Soft Pretzels

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • In large bowl, stir yeast, sugar and warm water.
  • Let rest til yeast is dissolved and is a little foamy.
  • Stir in 1 cup flour. Then rest of flour mixed with the 1 Tbl salt.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface til smooth.
  • Place in oiled bowl, rolling around til all oiled. Cover and let rise till doubled in size.
  • Remove and knead again just a little bit, gently.
  • Cut into 16 pcs., roll each pc.into 14" ropes, shape into pretzels and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Cover and let rise 15 minutes.
  • Drop each, one or 2 at a time into a small pot of boiling water, boiling each 1 minute, and replace back onto greased cookie sheet.
  • Brush each with eggwash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tbl. water), sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake in preheated 450º oven for 12-15 minutes! This is the best recipe to make real soft pretzels!