Soft Pretzels (For Bread Machines)

Recipe by KimmieOH
READY IN: 2hrs 8mins




  • Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  • Select White Bread setting, Manual and then press Start.
  • After the machine has completed the second rising cycle, it will beep.
  • Remove the dough onto a very lightly floured surface.
  • Divide into 4 parts.
  • Divide each fourth into 3 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into an 18 inch rope.
  • Shape rope into a circle, overlapping about 4 inches; from each end, leaving ends free.
  • Take one end in each hand and twist at the point where dough overlaps.
  • Carefully lift ends across to the opposite edge of circle.
  • Tuck ends under edge to make a pretzel shape; moisten and press ends to seal.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Let rise, uncovered, until puffy, about 20 minutes.
  • In a 3-quart saucepan, combine 2 quarts of water and 1/3 cup baking soda; bring to a boil.
  • Lower 1 or 2 pretzels into the saucepan; simmer for 10 seconds on each side.
  • Lift from water with a slotted spoon.
  • Return to greased cookie sheet.
  • Let dry briefly.
  • Brush with 1 egg white slightly beaten.
  • Sprinkle with course salt or sesame seeds or leave plain.
  • If you leave them plain, after they bake dip into melted butter then in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 425°F for 4 minutes; then turn cookie sheet around and bake 4 more minutes.
  • These are so good.