Homemade Soft Pretzels

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Jasmine

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“These pretzels are super soft in the middle, and make a delicious snack. Feel free to be creative with the toppings. I personally prefer sea salt or a mix of sesame and poppy seeds (or cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat!)”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
10
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-16+
330 ml milk (lukewarm)
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
450 g flour
1 tsp salt
120 g butter
oil (for greasing)
water (for coating)
cinnamon sugar (for sprinkling)
black sesame seeds (for sprinkling)
sea salt (for sprinkling)
poppy seed (for sprinkling)

Utensils

  • fork
  • jug
  • sifter
  • 2 bowls
  • plastic wrap
  • 2 ovens
  • baking trays
  • 2 baking sheets
  • pastry brush
  • Step 1/11

    Using a fork, whisk milk, yeast and sugar in a jug.
    • 330 ml milk (lukewarm)
    • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
    • 1 tsp active dry yeast
    • fork
    • jug

    Using a fork, whisk milk, yeast and sugar in a jug.

  • Step 2/11

    Set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes or until frothy.

    Set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes or until frothy.

  • Step 3/11

    Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, and add yeast mixture and melted butter.
    • 450 g flour
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 120 g butter
    • sifter
    • bowl

    Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, and add yeast mixture and melted butter.

  • Step 4/11

    Stir to form a dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use hands to form dough into a ball. Place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
    • oil (for greasing)
    • bowl
    • plastic wrap

    Stir to form a dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Use hands to form dough into a ball. Place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.

  • Step 5/11

    • oven
    • baking trays
    • 2 baking sheets

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line baking trays.

  • Step 6/11

    Knock down dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead vigorously for 5-10 minutes. Divide into 16 portions.

    Knock down dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead vigorously for 5-10 minutes. Divide into 16 portions.

  • Step 7/11

    Roll pieces of dough into 40cm sausage shapes.

  • Step 8/11

    Shape into pretzels by making a horseshoe facing away from you, twisting the 2 sides together and placing the ends on the part nearest to you.

    Shape into pretzels by making a horseshoe facing away from you, twisting the 2 sides together and placing the ends on the part nearest to you.

  • Step 9/11

    Place on trays, lightly glaze with water using a pastry brush, and sprinkle on toppings (optional)
    • water (for coating)
    • cinnamon sugar (for sprinkling)
    • black sesame seeds (for sprinkling)
    • sea salt (for sprinkling)
    • poppy seed (for sprinkling)
    • pastry brush

    Place on trays, lightly glaze with water using a pastry brush, and sprinkle on toppings (optional)

  • Step 10/11

    Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
    • oven

    Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • Step 11/11

    Enjoy! Best served warm.

    Enjoy! Best served warm.

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