homemade soft pretzels

husband and i might have a little obsession with the soft pretzels you can get at the mall. okay we do! so sue us! whenever we walk past an auntie ann’s or wetzel’s pretzel’s, we give in to the smell. we love getting the cinnamon sugar pretzel bites, or the almond sugar pretzels. so finally i decided to attempt this little favorites of ours, and i was worried the homemade version would never live up to the real thing. well, news flash! as with many other foods, homemade wins. they actually turned out so yummy, and even chase approved. ding ding! here is the recipe we used..
homemade cinnamon sugar pretzels


1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups regular flour
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons baking soda
to taste coarse salt
4 tablespoons melted butter 


sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve. add sugar, salt and stir to dissolve; add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic. let rise at least 1/2 hour. 

while dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 Tbsp baking soda. make sure to stir often. once dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about 1/2 inch or less thick) and shape. *the longer and thinner you roll the dough rope, the better shaped they will be.* dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet. allow pretzels to rise again. bake in 450 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until golden. 

for the famous cinnamon sugar dipped pretzel we love, melting 1/2 stick of butter in a shallow bowl {big enough to fit the entire pretzel} .in another shallow bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar. dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides. then dip again into the cinnamon mixture. Enjoy! 
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'homemade soft pretzels' has 12 comments

  1. March 21, 2013 @ 9:03 pm B

    omg these look delish!! i def want to make them!


  2. March 22, 2013 @ 1:21 am Kirsten Wiemer

    definitely need these now.


  3. March 22, 2013 @ 1:35 am Jessica

    I want these right now. Do you think I could use all purpose flour for it? I don’t have any bread flour.


  4. March 22, 2013 @ 2:50 am Amy B.

    I will have to try these this weekend!


  5. March 22, 2013 @ 8:26 am Weronika M

    Mmmmmm, delicious :)

    http://awbethany.blogspot.com/ xx


  6. March 22, 2013 @ 9:42 am Oh so amelia

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for linking up at the friday chaos hop

    Have a great weekend
    Kerry http://www.ohsoamelia.com


  7. March 22, 2013 @ 3:29 pm Kaylee and Clark

    This looks so good! I am definitely doing this :)


  8. March 22, 2013 @ 4:13 pm Caitlin

    Love your recipes! Can I use all-purpose flour? Do I dip them in butter and cinnamon after baking or before?


    • March 22, 2013 @ 5:07 pm emi

      hi! you can use all-purpose flour, just be sure to sift it at least.
      you dip them in butter & cinnamon sugar after they are baked..
      dip them in the baking soda mixture before they bake!


  9. March 22, 2013 @ 7:52 pm Chelsey

    ok we are obsessed with Wetzel’s Pretzel’s too! Did you ever try them at the Dodger’s games? They make them fresh every inning so they are amazing. I need to try your recipe because I’ve never attempted them before.
    And what an amazing website you have now, wow just moving on up in the blog world:)


  10. November 13, 2013 @ 3:09 pm MariaEufemia

    I just came across your blog and cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe. One question – how long do you recommend letting the pretzels rise after you have put them on the greased baking sheet? Thanks again!


    • November 13, 2013 @ 3:38 pm emi

      hi! you will love these. let them rise for about 30 minutes! xo


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