Amish Soft Pretzels

Amish Soft Pretzels


Dip in sea salt for a salty treat or top with cinnamon sugar for something sweet.


  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (try brown sugar for a chewier pretzel)
  • 2 cups bread flour, sifted
  • 2 cups self rising flour, sifted
  • 3 cups hot water (dipping solution)
  • ½ cup baking soda (dipping solution)
  • sea salt in a grinder (topping)
  • 1 stick salted butter (topping)


  1. In a mixing bowl sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir until dissolved. Let yeast sit for two minutes. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  2. Sift flours into mixture.
  3. Mix with the dough hook attachment just until a dough ball forms. Don’t over-knead the dough or it will be tough. Just as soon as it comes together and forms a smooth ball, stop the mixer and cover the bowl with a clean cloth.
  4. Let dough rise at least 30 minutes until it doubles in size.
  5. Once dough has risen, cut the dough into strips and roll out pieces about 12 to 18 inches long.
  6. Twist the and dip in the baking soda/water solution, then sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Bake at 500 degrees for 4-6 minutes until golden brown on top.
  8. Dip face of pretzels in butter and sprinkle with more salt if desired or dip in cinnamon and sugar.