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Easy sourdough soft pretzels

Best easy sourdough soft pretzels made from scratch. Buttery tasting pretzels are good with your favorite dip.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Fermentation time5 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #sourdoughbread, Soft pretzels
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 312kcal


  • ½ cup / 100g Sourdough Starter
  • 1.5 tbsp. / 27g Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cups / 225g warm water plus 3 quarts for boiling
  • 3 cup / 450g Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp. tsp/ 6g salt
  • 3 tbsp. / 46g Unsalted Butter melted
  • 3 cups water for boiling
  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoon Coarse Kosher salt


  • In a stand mixer with hook attachment, mix sourdough starter, sugar, salt, melted butter and warm water on low speed for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in flour 1 cup at a time on medium speed. Continue mixing until dough forms a smooth ball.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set in a draft free place until dough doubles in size, about 4 hours.
  • Once dough has doubled, transfer to work surface, gently punch it down. Cut 6 equal portions (pie wedges) roll wedges into coils about 20 inches long.
  • To form pretzels, pull coils into a “U” shape, crisscross ends at top then fold back down to the bottom of the “U” shape.
  • Add 3 cups of water and baking soda to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add 2 pretzels at a time into water for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon. Place on a lined sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle pretzels with salt. Bake at 450°F/ 230°C for 15 minutes, rotating pan once.
  • Enjoy with favorite dip.



If you want you can add egg wash  and salt before baking which will give more uniform color to the soft pretzels. 


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 4022mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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