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Homemade Pretzel Recipe

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Homemade pretzels are perfect for an afternoon snack or for freezing and saving for later (just pop in the microwave for fifteen or so seconds and voila!). Make these with the kids or bring them along on a beach trip this summer, and if desired, add your favorite toppings or dip into mustard.

What You’ll Need:


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package
    active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
    (do not exceed 100°F)
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose
    flour, separated
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt,
    if desired


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast into the cup of water. Let stand for about 10 minutes, until a creamy foam develops.
  2. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour, then add vegetable oil and table salt and combine. Stir in the rest of the flour to complete the dough.
  3. On a well-floured surface, knead the dough for about 5 minutes or until elastic. Form into a ball and cover; let the dough rest for one hour.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (highly recommended). After the dough is finished resting, cut the ball into 12 even pieces and roll each piece into a rope about 16 inches long with a thickness about the size of a pencil.
  5. For a traditionally shaped pretzel, form each rope into a “U” shape and cross the ends to make a large loop. Spread the ends apart, bring them up towards you and press into the top of the loop. Or, get creative with the shape – form hearts, letters, symobls, etc.
  6. Let the formed pretzels rest for 30 minutes on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Stir in the baking soda, and one at a time, cook the pretzels in the boiling water for about one minute. Remove from water and place directly onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until the pretzels are golden brown; approximately 10-14 minutes. Enjoy!

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Happy Pretzel Day!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Homemade PretzelsFrom an office snack to a weekend indulgence, homemade pretzels are hard to resist. We’ve perused many recipes for this twisted, doughy snack and found some we can’t wait to make.

Sprinkle with salt or enjoy with your favorite cheese or mustard, and be sure to share your homemade pretzel recipe in the comments below. Happy eating!

  • Sally’s Baking Addiction features a no hand mixer required, five ingredient pretzel recipe and suggestions for making the pretzels salty or sweet. Yes please!
  • To shake up ordinary pretzels from a bag, and to make a snack that will last you throughout the week, Yummy Healthy Easy tells you how to marinate and bake them to gain full ranch flavor.
  • We may have found the homemade pretzel expert at Baker By Nature. A variety of homemade pretzel recipes can be found there, including soft plain pretzels, chocolate dipped pretzels and our new favorite: Ham, Swiss and Jalapeño Stuffed Pretzels.
  • For the kids, BuzzFeed came up with the pizza pretzel: a pretzel shape with pizza ingredients. Have this ready for after school, or wait until the kids come home so they can make this delicious snack themselves.

And if you are looking for something to dip your pretzels in besides cheese, homemade sauce or chocolate, made in Maine Portland Beer Mustard is an excellent (and tasty!) complement to this salty snack.

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