Homemade Pretzels Recipe

Making homemade pretzels at home is really easy and it’s a fun activity to do with kids. There are so many options when making them at home, and you will make some great memories.

These pictures are from a long long time ago when I had my sister in law and nephew at our house visiting. We decided to make a batch of pretzels and the fun ensued. I prepared the dough in advance and then let everyone make their own.

Justin covered in flour

Justin covered in flour

We made ones with kosher salt, parmesan cheese, cinnamon sugar and even some wrapped around hot dogs.

Sue having fun

Sue having fun

By the end, we just made little pretzel bites since we were getting tired…

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

But my favorite was definitely the cinnamon sugar ones…

Cinnamon sugar pretzels

Cinnamon sugar pretzels

Well, I think that’s enough pictures. Now on to the recipe! ENJOY!

Homemade Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water ((110 degrees F/45 degrees C))
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt (for topping)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (for topping)

Directions

Prepare the Yeast
Step 1
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Mix them
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the butter and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Roll them
Step 3
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Brush on melted butter.
For Hotdog wrapped pretzels
Step 4
If desired, instead of making into ropes, you can wrap around hot dogs.
For Salty Pretzels (Optional)
Step 5
Sprinkle with kosher salt if making a salty pretzel.
Bake them
Step 6
Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned.
For Cinnamon Sugar (Optional)
Step 7
If you want to have a cinnamon pretzel, brush the hot cooked pretzels with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.

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Homemade Pretzel Recipe

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