Dietary Needs: Kid-friendly, Vegetarian

Recipe By: Joe Klinkhoff – Co-op Member Owner, Volunteer Extraordinaire, Chef, and Instructor


  • Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ Cups warm water
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 Pkg Yeast (2 ¼ tsp.)
  • 3.5 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Additional Ingredient:

  • kosher salt
  • Pretzel bath:

  • 4-6 Cups water
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda PER cup of water
  • Bring to boil

Bring the taste of Philadelphia to your kitchen with these classic soft pretzels, perfect for snacking or serving alongside your favorite dips.

Cooking Steps

  • 1
    In a mixer bowl, add warm water and sugar.
  • 2
    Stir gently, then add yeast to proof.
  • 3
    Once foamy, add the rest of the dough ingredients.
  • 4
    Run the mixer on the low-med speed with a dough hook until the dough is elastic and has cleared most of the bowl, about 6-8 minutes. This dough is much tougher than the one above. There should be nothing left on the sides of the bowl.
  • 5
    Form Pretzels: Form dough into a log and cut into 12 pieces
  • 6
    Allow to rise briefly, covered with a damp cloth for about 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Preheat oven 475°F
  • 8
    Make a Pretzel bath in a small pot.
  • 9
    Drop pretzels in boiling water for 30 seconds each; they should float.
  • 10
    Arrange on a rack to drip excess water off.
  • 11
    Salt at this time if desired
  • 12
    Arrange on oiled or parchment-covered baking trays.
  • 13
    Bake for 15 – 18ish minutes. Pretzels should be dark brown on top.
  • 14
    Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tray.

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