Homemade Soft Pretzels

By Adrian Martinez  ,

August 5, 2017

These homemade soft pretzels are so fluffy and buttery. Don't worry, the dough is very easy to make.

  • Yields: 8 Servings


1½ cups warm water

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 packet dry active yeast

4½ cups flour

3 tablespoons oil, divided

⅔ cup baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

Coarse salt


Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

In a bowl, mix water, salt, and sugar until combined. Add yeast, and let rest 5 minutes until yeast starts to foam.

Add flour and 2 tablespoons of oil, and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Remove the dough and use the remaining oil to cover the bowl.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place for 1 hour.

Cut dough into 8 pieces and roll them out into thin ropes, twisting the two ends to form a pretzel shape.

Add baking soda to a large pot of water, and bring to a rolling 7. boil. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds per side.

Transfer pretzels to a baking sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.