Making Homemade Soft Pretzels
Serves: 20-24
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon yeast
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 cups whole wheat flour (more or less as needed)
  • butter
  • salt
  1. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup warm water, yeast, and honey.
  2. Stir this together and kind of mush the yeast around.
  3. Let this sit for a few minutes while you do the next step.
  4. Melt a stick of butter in a large saucepan.
  5. Add honey, butter, salt, and milk. Heat this to 120 degrees.
  6. Pour milk mixture into yeast mixture and stir.
  7. Stir in 8 cups of flour, 2 cups at a time. (add more if you need it)
  8. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Plop it into a bowl, cover it and let it rise for 1-1½ hours.
  10. Pull it out of the bowl and knead it a few times to get the air out.
  11. Pull a ball of dough, about the size of your fist off and get ready to make your very first pretzel!
  12. Roll it into a long snake.
  13. Twist the ends together, then twist it again (pictures below are helpful)
  14. Pick up the ends and pull them down to the bottom.
  15. After you shape each pretzel, put them on a cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  17. Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan.
  18. Right when you take the pretzels out of the oven, slather them with butter. Lay it on thick. Don't hold back.
  19. Sprinkle salt over the buttered pretzels.
Recipe by Heavenly Homemakers at