Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Easy Way

Do you ever feel in the mood for a homemade pretzel, but don't want to take the time to make them? Well, if so, this recipe is a good compromise.

Soda Pretzels


1/3 cup baking soda
5 cups water
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or more all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons kosher salt, for topping


In a non-aluminum stock pot, dissolve 1/3 cup baking soda in 5 cups water. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bow, sift together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk and honey until dough pulls together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly to form a firm dough.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a cylinder approximately 12 inches long. Form into classic pretzel shape. Pinch ends to seal. Dip pretzels in baking soda solution and then place on lightly greased cookie sheets.

Sprinkle pretzels with kosher salt, and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Source:, submitted by ARVILLALAR. You can find it here.

Notes: We opted to use 3 cups of all-purpose flour as opposed to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour on the advice of the recommendations made in the comments section for this recipe.

This was super tasty and really did taste like a good homemade pretzel. Good stuff!

1 comment:

  1. It was amazing how dense this was and how easy to make. If you had made them, they would have looked better, but this was a great find and the kids could help with the rolling. Served with mustard, it was, well, a pretzel!