How to Make Soft Pretzels

This is a guide on how to make Buttery Soft Pretzels. Step by step procedures to help you make these delicious pretzels.

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The ingredients needed for the recipe.

The ingredients needed for the recipe.

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In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

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In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt.

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Make a well in the center of mixture in large bowl.

Make a well in the center of mixture in large bowl.

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Add the yeast mixture and the oil into the well.

Add the yeast mixture and the oil into the well.

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Mix and form into dough. If mixture is dry, add a little water. Knead dough until smooth, about 7-8 minutes.

Mix and form into dough. If mixture is dry, add a little water. Knead dough until smooth, about 7-8 minutes.

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Lightly oil a large bowl and then place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.

Lightly oil a large bowl and then place dough in the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.

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This is what it should look like after risen.

This is what it should look like after risen.

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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Dissolve baking soda in 3 cups hot water.

Dissolve baking soda in 3 cups hot water.

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Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape.

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After dough is all shaped, dip each piece into the baking soda solution.

After dough is all shaped, dip each piece into the baking soda solution.

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Place each pretzel onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle on kosher salt if desired. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

Place each pretzel onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle on kosher salt if desired. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

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Pretzels should be golden brown.

Pretzels should be golden brown.

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Best if served when warm. I recommend spreading butter on top of the pretzel.

Best if served when warm. I recommend spreading butter on top of the pretzel.

Ingredients

2 Teaspoons active dry yeast 
½ Teaspoons white sugar 
½ Cups warm water 
Cups all-purpose flour 
¼ Cups white sugar 
1 Teaspoon salt 
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 
¼ Cups baking soda 
3 Cups hot water 
kosher salt (for topping) 
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