Pretzels!!!! | Mind Speaks – creative blog



Tired of going out to buy soft pretzels? or just thought homemade pretzels are to hard to make? Well then your in for a treat. Pretzels are very easy and you only need a few ingredients, which are.

1 package (1/4) active dry yeast

1 cup of warm water (110 to115 Fahrenheit)

2 Tbs butter, softened

1 Tbs sugar

1/2  teaspoons salt

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

2 Tbs baking soda

coarse salt

To start in a large mixing bowl dissolve  yeast in warm water.(Note: water should be warm enough to be safe to keep your finger in if its hotter then that it will kill the yeast)  Add butter, sugar, salt , and 2 cups of flour;

  • Beat until  you  have a smooth texture
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough
  • Once you made the dough put it in a bowl and cover it. place it somewhere warm for 20 mins to rise; it should double in size.
  • Punch dough down. Divide into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each of them to long stripes
  • Shape them into a circle with about 3 in of each end overlapping.
  • Twist the ends where they overlap
  • Flip the twisted ends over the circle; placed ends around edge and pinch under

After shaping the pretzels, put water to a boil then add the baking powder ( be careful not to add it in to fast it will over flow)   Drop a pretzel in and let it boil for one min. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain. Place on a greased baking sheet; sprinkle with coarse salt ( Note: Don’t go crazy with the salt like I did,  just a pinch or two will be nice ) Repeat with the rest of the pretzels.

They should look kind of bloated like this

Bake at 475 for 10-12 mins soon enough you will have these beauties dipped them in a nice cheese dip, butter, Jam or whatever you like ^^  Great for parties for just a midnight snack!!

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Kat is a lead pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kimmy says:

    WHY COULDN’T HAVE MADE THESE WHEN YOU WERE VISITING US?!!! I was craving some soft pretzels you know. -.- …>.< They look sooooo yummy.

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