Priceless Pretzels…

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

I love pretzels! Whether they are the thick, hard, crunchy Barvarian pretzels in a box or the soft, homemade fresh-baked kind, there are few more comforting (and too often taken for granted and underrated) snacks than the pretzel.  Lovina put a homemade pretzel recipe in The Amish Cook’s Baking Book and that recipe has earned accolades because of its ease. LA Weekly called The Amish Cook’s Baking Book the best baking cookbook of the year in 2009 and they specifically mentioned the homemade pretzel recipe as one of the stand-outs.  Don’t these look delicious? This is from one of our recipe testers. By the way, what do you like to dip your pretzels in?  Ranch? Mustard? Honey-mustard?

Now you try the recipe!  Here it is:

Soft Pretzels
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup warm but not hot water
1 3/4 cups bread flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
coarse salt for sprinkling

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yeast, sugar, salt and warm water. Stir in the flour until a rough ball forms.

3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead with lightly floured hands until smooth (about 5 to 8 minutes).

4. Divide the dough into 6 equal balls. Roll each into a rope about 10 inches long. Shape into pretzel forms (see photo above). Brush the pretzels with the egg and sprinkle with the salt. Bake until barely light golden, about 10 minutes.

Join Our Newsletter

Join over 7,000 people who get free and fresh content delivered automatically each time we publish.

Sign Up

The Discussion


  1. The pretzels look very yummy. There is a restaurant near Mercer, PA, called Rachel’s Roadhouse that serves soft pretzels with a choice of cheese sauce or hot fudge to dip them in. When we go, we order both sauces because they are both the best!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  2. Linda from KY says:


    Those pretzels look soooo good!

    I like to dip soft pretzels in warm cheese sauce. Yummmmmy!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  3. Just plain or with a little salt for me.
    Cindy Harrison recently posted..Tuck Away Tote – almost finishedMy Profile

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  4. I like to dip a soft pretzel in honey-mustard sauce.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  5. Betsy Thompson says:


    I love soft, buttery pretzels dipped in warm cheese sauce. JoJo’s Pretzels in Shipshewana, IN is a must-stop for us when we’re up that way.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  6. Barb Wright says:


    I have made these many times since purchasing the baking book. I bought that when it was released! I like them dipped in hot mustard..a.k.a. hotpepper butter..which is also a recipe from Lovina. Incidently,I made 8 pints of that just yesterday!!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  7. lorraine stoddard says:


    I don’t like pretzels.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  8. I’ve been making them, my guys love them, and they are so easy, Thanks

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  9. Hi, This recipe sounds so simple, and easy to make. We just returned from Auburn,In. at the car show, and a booth there had the best soft pretzels I have ever had. I am anxious to try Lovina’s recipe, I hope it is as good, it sounds very much like the ones they made there.Thanks for sharing.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

  10. I’ve only dipped hard pretzels in this–unusual but I love it: tzaziki! If it works for pita, why not pretzels? Will have to try these.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Speak Your Mind

*


8 × five =

CommentLuv badge

css.php