Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels


1 tsp active dry yeast
pinch sugar
1/3 cup warm water
1 and 1/4 cups flour
2 tbs white sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbs canola oil
3 tbs baking soda
1 cup hot water
flake salt for sprinkling
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water with a pinch of sugar and let stand for about 10 minutes or until the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Mix the yeast mixture with the flour, sugar, salt, garlic powder and canola oil, then knead until combined. 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the dough rise in a greased bowl until doubled in size. About 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • when the dough has risen, pinch off a handful and roll it out into a long strand.
  • Set aside, then repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Once all the strands are rolled out, pick up the first one and stretch it out again. The gluten will have¬†relaxed¬†and it should stretch further now.
  • Twist into a pretzel shape and place it on a baking sheet lined with a silicone sheet or sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Repeat with the rest of the strands.
  • Dissolve baking soda into hot water and stir until dissolved. Quickly dip each rolled pretzel int the mixture, then place on the baking sheet.
  • sprinkle all the pretzels with kosher salt or flake salt.
  • bake for about 8 minutes or until the pretzels have browned.


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