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Pretzels - Hard And Soft

Pretzels - Hard And Soft


Posted in response to a request for a recipe for hard pretzels. EDITED TO ADD: After seeing Marlene's photo and reading her review, I just had to try this recipe immediately. Made soft preztels w/ my granddaughter this morning and they were both easy and good. From start to finish, it didn't take very long at all. A great project to do w/ kids!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 45


Serves 8

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast

  • 1 1⁄2 cups warm water

  • 1teaspoon salt

  • 1tablespoon sugar

  • 4cups flour

  • 1large egg, beaten

  • coarse salt, to taste


  • 01


  • 02

    Dissolve yeast in water, add salt and sugar.

  • 03

    Blend in all the flour and knead until smooth.

  • 04

    When smooth, cut dough into small pieces and roll into ropes. Twist ropes into conventional pretzel shapes and place on a paper-lined cookie sheet.

  • 05

    Brush pretzels with beaten egg, sprinkle with coarse salt.

  • 06

    Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until brown. These do not keep long.

  • 07


  • 08

    Do everthing above, but decrease water to 1-1/4 cups and add 1/4 cup of melted butter.

  • 09

    Make pretzels smaller and bake until browned.

  • 10

    These pretzels will stay good for months in a tight container.



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