Homemade Soft Pretzels

Happy Valentine’s Day! I made our favorite snack in heart shapes today.

Sharing my favorite soft pretzel recipe. It takes about 3 hours to make these so I always double the recipe. That’s quite a labor of love but so worth it.

Ingredients- 1 packet of active dry yeast, 2 TBSP brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 c warm water, 4 cups of flour {I always double the recipe}

Dissolve the yeast, brown sugar and salt in the 1 1/2 cups of warm water in your mixing bowl. Slowly add 4 cups of flour. It should be smooth and elastic – add a little flour if needed. The dough ball should stick together and pull away from the mixing bowl.

Once mixed place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a tea towel for one hour.

Fill a bowl with 2 cups of warm water and 2 TBSP baking soda. Stir to dissolve and set aside.

Cut your dough into fourths then strips. Roll the strips like a “snake” to be about 20 inches.

I made these into heart shapes in honor of Valentine’s Day and think they came out so cute. Basically take the ends of the dough and twist 2-3x.

Flip the twisted end down to form the arched and pinch a point. That’s all❤️

Place your pretzels on a baking sheet sheet and brush with the baking soda water. Cover the tray again and let it rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove and brush with melted butter. You can sprinkle them with kosher salt, cinnamon and sugar, garlic powder or whatever you like.

These are one a family favorite. Try serving them with a variety of mustards or melted cheese dip.

If you have any modifications or suggestions I’d love to hear them- Kristen

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