almost world famous soft pretzel

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 126.6
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 208.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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easy to make, great tasting soft pretzels!!
a wonderful, low fat snack!!
easy to make, great tasting soft pretzels!!
a wonderful, low fat snack!!

Number of Servings: 12


    1 tbsp Yeast
    1 tbsp Sugar
    1 tsp Salt
    2 tbsp softened butter or softened margarine
    1 cup warm (115-+ deg F) water
    2 3/4 cups flour

    Coarse Salt to sprinkle on Pretzels before baking
    5 tsp baking soda mixed in 4 cups water in a non-aluminum saucepan.


For 3 dozen 6-inch sticks or
For 1 dozen 6-inch Pretzels

Grease cookie sheet
Preheat oven to 475 F

Put yeast, sugar, salt, butter/marg, water and ONE CUP of the flour into a medium mixing bowl and pour in the water.

Stir till all smooth, and yeast starts to bubble.
At this point add the rest of the flour, stir till it is mixed in.
When mixture is too stiff to stir with a spoon, begin kneading.
Knead dough till smooth and till it no longer sticks to the bowl and your hands

Allow dough to rise to about double its height.

While dough is rising, grease the cookie sheet. and prepare the baking soda-water mixture and bring to a boil on stove.

When dough is risen enough, punch down, knead for a minute or so, then divide and roll the 6-inch sticks with your hands, to about 1/2 inch in diameter, or 12-15-inch long rolls to make into the pretzel shape.

Allow sticks or pretzels to sit for about 1-2 mins. Place them into boiling water-baking soda mixture one or two at a time.

Let the pretzels boil for 1 minute 10 seconds, then flip them over with the slotted spoon and boil on the other side for 1 minute and 10 seconds.

This boiling step gives them a firm skin and adds some flavour. Not boiling long enough leaves them too soft and allows them to rise too much. Boiling too long makes them tough.
Fish them out of the water, let them drip off and place them on the greased cookie sheet.

When all the pretzels or sticks are done, sprinkle the coarse salt on them.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or till sticks or pretzels are golden brown. *depending on your oven, may require less time. keep a good eye on them!

You can double the recipe in proportion.


Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DJVERBOOM.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe with my kids, pretzels turned out a little inconsistent but that's due to the kids not making them uniform as opposed to the recipe. Tasted great like real soft pretzels but in a portion controlled size - 2/9/09

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  • Very Good
    Made these last night, the only problem I had was the time for boiling them. I boiled them for the 1 min 10 seconds on each side and they were over done. I finished the last few of the batch boiling them about 1 min and 20 seconds total flipping while they boiled and they were great. - 4/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    These were amazing - 7/6/12

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  • these are the most delicious soft pretzels. I make them every sunday. - 2/5/12

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