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Pretzel Perfection - 11 recipes

Chewy, soft baked pretzels are one of the joys of life. Big flaked salt flecked along the iconic twisted knot, the aroma of garlic or cinnamon sugar, or just the comforting bakery aroma of yeast, takes us back to a simpler time, and reminds us life is good.

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By Lalamirand

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (25 Votes)
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Servings 8
Preparation time 115
Cooking time 130

  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • coarse salt or poppy seeds, optional

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A fun and great pretzel recipe that is a definite keeper, because who doesn't like a big warm soft baked pretzel? T...

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What fun! These Pretzel Bread Bowls have a lovely crunchy and dense outer layer with a light and fluffy inside

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 6 cups bread flour (all purpose would probably be fine, but bread flour is better)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 to 10 cups water
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • Egg wash, 1 egg beaten together with 1 teaspoon water
  • Coarse sea salt
4.3/5 (48 Votes)

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These Pretzel Hot Dog Buns are awesome! Followed the recipe as written and I would not change a thing

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 small cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Pretzel salt or coarse ground sea salt, for sprinkling
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Yum! These poppable Hot Pretzel Bites are so simple and easy to make

  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4.5/5 (84 Votes)

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"Bretzen" are a traditional soft pretzel that is often sliced in half and buttered, as a breakfast treat

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F to 115°F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 22-ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
  • 2-ounces unsalted butter, melted, about 4 tablespoons
  • vegetable oil, for pan
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
  • pretzel or Kosher salt
4.5/5 (58 Votes)

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These pretzel bites may take a little time to make, but so worth it! The added ham and cheese make these appetizers...

  • 1 (.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed and divided
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110-115°F)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup ham, finely chopped, about 3 ounces
  • 1/2 cup cheese of choice, I used cheddar, shredded
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coarse salt
4.4/5 (69 Votes)

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Make Homemade Soft Pretzels with your whole family; the kids will really enjoy working with this dough

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 to 115°F)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 22 -ounces, about 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil nonsticknspray, for pan and bowl
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cups baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark is a sweet, chocolaty, salty snack that satisfies all your cravings

  • 1 (8-ounce) bag mini pretzels
  • 1 cup or 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 (11.5-ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • Sea salt, to taste
4.4/5 (44 Votes)

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Make your own gluten-free and grain-free pretzels from scratch

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free blanched almond meal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free organic coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • coarse salt
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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Add this delicious beer cheese to soft pretzels to make the perfect snack for watching the game

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup Blue Moon beer
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Now you don’t have to go to the mall to get pretzel bites anymore

  • 1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80°F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • Melted butter
4.3/5 (15 Votes)

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