Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Soft pretzels are a wonderful thing. If you crave one (or two) right now, the good news is that they can be on your table in less than one hour. And you will need just a few ingredients (…it always amazes me how something so simple to put together can turn out so special).

This recipe results in the classical kind of pretzel with coarse salt on top, but you can try other variations too – cinnamon sugar, Parmesan Cheese or minced garlic with oil to name just a few.

You can find all the details on making these cuties below…

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine all the dough ingredients and knead with the dough hook on medium low for 5 minutes. The dough should feel soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Place the dough ball in a lightly greased bowl, dust with flour, cover with a plastic wrap and let rise for about 30 minutes.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Preheat the oven to 450 °F (230 °C) and lightly grease a baking sheet with vegetable oil. Remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a very lightly oiled countertop. Divide the dough into 8 pieces (just cut it with a knife). Form a ball out of each piece.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Roll each of the eight pieces into a long rope.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Then shape each rope into a pretzel.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Whisk to combine the warm water and baking soda and cook in the microwave for 1 minute. The alkaline bath of baking soda and water essentially gelatinizes the outside of the pretzel, preventing it from fully “springing” during baking and giving pretzels their signature chewy crust. It also gives them their unique “pretzel” flavor.

Dip each pretzel in the soda wash and place onto the greased baking sheet.

Sprinkle with coarse sea salt, then let them rest for 8 minutes.

 

hot buttered fluffy soft pretzels

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown. Brush the pretzels with the melted butter while they are hot out of the oven.

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

 

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Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels
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Serves: 8 pretzels
 
Ingredients
  • FOR THE DOUGH:
  • 12.5 oz (2.5 cups, 350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp instant quick rise yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 °F/43 °C)
  • ...
  • FOR THE TOPPING
  • 1 cup (230 ml) warm water
  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • vegetable oil for greasing the baking pan
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine all the dough ingredients and knead with the dough hook on medium low for 5 minutes. The dough should feel soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  2. Place the dough ball in a lightly greased bowl, dust with flour, cover with a plastic wrap and let rise for about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 °F (230 °C) and lightly grease a baking sheet with vegetable oil.
  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and place onto a very lightly oiled countertop. Divide the dough into 8 pieces (just cut it with a knife). For a ball out of each piece.
  5. Whisk to combine the warm water and baking soda and cook in the microwave for 1 minute.
  6. Roll each of the eight pieces into a long rope, and shape each one into a pretzel. Dip each pretzel in the soda wash and place onto the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt, then let them rest for 8 minutes.
  7. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown. Brush the pretzels with the melted butter while they are hot out of the oven. Enjoy!

 

This recipe was adapted from FifteenSpatulas.com.

2 thoughts on “Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels

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    Dee says:

    I’m going to try the pretzel recipes. All I need to do is pick up some yeast and sea salt! I would have never thought they could be this easy to make. Thank you for the recipe.

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