These soft pretzels are extremely versatile and easy to make. There really isn’t anything tricky about them except for the forming process. It really doesn’t matter if you have trouble folding them into the pretzel shape either. You can make them into circles, sticks, or any shape you want. One great thing about them is that you can also freeze the leftovers. Then all you have to do is just reheat them in the oven anytime you want to have homemade soft pretzels.
There are a lot of additions you can make with this recipe. Think of it as a canvas awaiting your own personal touch. If you want to get really creative you can flatten out the dough strip before forming it into a shape. You’ll have enough room to fill it with an ingredient. Try using pizza sauce, cheese, or chocolate! After filling it, carefully fold the end over and pinch it closed. Then you can continue forming it into whatever shape you’d like. Be careful not to overfill it though otherwise you’ll have trouble closing the end together.
I like to have these on hand in the freezer just in case I want to eat something fast but still homemade. That’s the trouble for some people wanting to eat healthier. They don’t have the time to cook and prepare meals. This is a nice way to make something homemade beforehand and reheat in the oven when it’s time to eat. It tastes just as good and saves time before dinner.
- 2½ cups of white flour
- 1 cup of water (between 105 - 110 degrees F)
- 1 packet of dried yeast
- 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- Topping: sea salt
- Dough Coating: 1 tbsp of baking soda dissolved in ½ cup of hot water
- Add 1 cup of water (105 - 110 degrees Fahrenheit) to your blender jar.
- Add the packet of dried yeast to the water and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Once ready, add the extra virgin olive oil to the yeast mixture.
- Start adding the flour ½ cup at a time and pulsing the blender until combined.
- Place the jar some place warm for 30-45 minutes to let rise.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Dissolve 1 tbsp of baking soda in ½ cup of hot water.
- Form dough into pretzel shapes.
- Place each pretzel on a plate and brush with the dissolved baking soda solution.
- Place the pretzels on greased cookie sheets and bake for about 8 minutes.