Looking for an easy-to-make awesome snack for your family? This might be it. These soft pretzels are easy to make and can be modified in lots of ways! For example, add shredded cheese to the dough when you’re mixing it up (you might need to reduce the flour a little bit), or top the pretzels with Italian spice or pizza spice or garlic salt. Or just make them plain and eat them plain or dip them in cheese sauce. Really – the sky’s the limit on what you can do with these pretzels.
- 2 tablespoons yeast (or two packets)
- 1 cup warm water (110 – 120 degrees)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2-1/2 to 2-2/3 cups flour
- 1 egg, beaten
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let set a few minutes until it is bubbly.
Add honey and salt; stir until dissolved.
Add flour and mix well. Knead dough until soft and elastic.
Divide dough into 16 pieces. Roll each into a 12” snake. Form pretzel shape or any shape you want. Brush with egg. Sprinkle with salt (I used sea salt – the grains are bigger).
Let rise about 10 minutes.
Bake on greased cookie sheet (you might need two) about 8 to 10 minutes in 425 degree oven, or until golden. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.