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Soft Pretzels

How to Make Soft Pretzels

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12 pcs


  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water 110°F
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups 350 - 385 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 1/4 cup 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 6 cups boiling water with
  • 6 tablespoons baking soda
  • Sea salt or salt crystals for topping


How to make Soft Pretzels:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, dissolve 1/4 teaspoon sugar in lukewarm water.
  • Sprinkle in yeast and stir once. Let stand until yeast starts to bubble and dissolve.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cups of the flour, oil and sugar. Beat about 3 minutes with electric mixer until smooth.
  • Turn off mixer and let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Restart mixer at low speed. Gradually add another 1 cup of the flour to form a soft dough.
  • Continue adding flour a little at a time until dough forms a medium-firm ball.
  • Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead it with your hands until dough no longer feels sticky.
  • Divide dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a figure eight or pretzel shape.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F. With a slotted spoon, dip pretzels one at a time in boiling water with baking soda, 30 seconds on each side.
  • Arrange pretzels in heavily greased cookie sheet. sprinkle with salt crystals and bake until golden brown about 10 minutes.
  • Use cheese whiz, salsa or any of your favorite dip for dipping sauce.