Soft Pretzels

Recipe by rosasharn




  • Place an oven rack in the center of the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray the 2 baking sheets with the cooking oil.
  • Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over the water and let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir until completely dissolved.
  • Add sugar, table salt, and 1 cup of flour; stir until blended.
  • Add 2 more cups of flour a 1/2 cup at a time, stirring to blend after each addition.
  • The dough should be well blended.
  • Sprinkle some flour over a clean kitchen surface or board.
  • Turn the dough onto the floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, sprinkling with flour if the dough is sticky.
  • Pull the dough into 12 equal pieces.Roll 1 piece into a rope about 15 inches or any length you desire, depending on the size of the heart you want to make. Put the pretzel on a baking sheet and continue with the remaining dough.
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon of water.Beat together.
  • Brush the egg wash over each pretzel using a pastry brush.
  • Sprinkle the coarse salt over the pretzels with your finger.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a baking rack before serving.