Real Homemade Soft Pretzels Recipe

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1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups warm water
1 cup all purpose flour
4 cups all purpose flour, mixed with 1 Tablespoon salt, more flour if needed
1 egg
1 Tablespoon water
coarse salt
poppy seeds for sprinkling


In large bowl, stir yeast, sugar and warm water.

Let rest until yeast is dissolved and is a little foamy.

Stir in 1 cup flour.

Add the remaining flour mixed with the 1 tablespoon salt.

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth.

Place in oiled bowl, rolling around until all oiled.

Cover and let rise till doubled in size.

Remove and knead again just a little bit, gently.

Cut into 16 pieces, roll each piece into 14" ropes, shape

into pretzels and place on greased cookie sheet.

Cover and let rise 15 minutes.

Drop each, one or 2 at a time into a small pot of boiling water, boiling each 1 minute, and replace back onto greased cookie sheet.

Brush each with egg wash (1 egg beaten with

1 tablespoon water), sprinkle with poppy seeds and coarse salt.

Bake in preheated 450˚F. oven for 12-15 minutes.

This is a very good pretzel recipe.