Homemade Pretzels

Homemade Pretzels are tasty snacks that are very easy to make. You can accompany these pretzels with mayonnaise, yellow mustard, or honey.

8 Pretzels

Prep. Time: 20 Min.

Ck. Time: 20 Min.

Homemade Pretzels recipe

Ingredients for: Homemade Pretzels

  • 400 g flour
  • 7 g active dry yeast
  • 200 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt

For baking soda bath:

  • 1/2 liter water
  • 40 g baking soda


In a large bowl, mix the yeast and brown sugar into lukewarm water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then add the olive oil and salt to the bowl and mix them with a wooden spoon.

Now, add 4 batches of the flour to the ingredients in the bowl and mix them with the wooden spoon. If the dough is sticky, you can add a little more flour and knead until it is no longer sticky. When you poke the dough with your finger and it bounces back, then it is ready.

After that, flour your work surface first and then transfer the dough to it. Next, knead the dough for 4 minutes and shape it into a ball. Then cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Now line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it lightly with non-stick spray and set it aside. After 10 minutes, with a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 equal parts. Then roll each part into a ball and then into a 35 cm rope. After that, take the ends of each rope and draw them together so that the dough forms a circle. Then twist the ends of each rope and bring them towards yourself and press them down into a pretzel shape.

Baking Soda Bath

Next, in a large bowl, mix the baking soda with boiling water first. Then with a slotted spatula, bath each pretzel for about 10 seconds in it. After that, place the pretzels on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle each of them with coarse sea salt.

Now bake the pretzels in the preheated oven to 200º C for 20 minutes until they are golden brown.

Wait until the homemade pretzels are slightly cool, then use a kitchen brush to spread them with olive oil. After that, they are ready to serve.

Homemade Pretzels recipe
Homemade Pretzels recipe
Homemade Pretzels recipe

Notes: While bathing the pretzels in boiling water with baking soda, do not leave them for more than 10 seconds, otherwise they will have a metallic taste. Also, you can spread the pretzels with milk instead of olive oil.