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Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe

Soft and chewy homemade pretzels are twisted bread dough poached in water and baked to create a crusty exterior and chewy interior.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine Germany
Servings 6 pretzels
Calories 320 kcal


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry Yeast - 1 tsp
  • Water as needed for boiling
  • Baking Soda - 2 tsp


  • Take yeast, sugar in a bowl, add warm water and let it sit for 5 mins till it activates.
  • Take flour, salt  in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the yeast water, extra water and mix well to a dough. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour till it doubles.
  • Now divide it into 4 balls.
  • Roll it into a log and shape like pretzels as shown in picture.
  • Now place it in a baking pan and leave to rise for 30 mins.
  • Preheat oven to 225 degree c.
  • Take water and bring it to a boil. Add baking soda and mix well.
  • Place pretzels in boiling water and let it poach for a 30 to 45 seconds on each side.
  • Remove to a oiled baking pan.
  • Brush the top with some milk or egg wash and sprinkle with some salt.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 mins.
  • Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 320
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword pretzels
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