Soft Pretzels

I love my bread machine!  So, very, very much.  She makes all sorts of yummy for me.  I love it when I can get my kiddo involved in the process.  Because I enjoy being Mrs. Awesome Snack Mom we decided to break out this treat when we had friends over.

Put the following in the bread machine in this order:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast

IMG_1438 Set it to the dough cycle and let it work its magic.

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When you hear the beep run to your bread machine and with floured, cleaned hands and a floured surface let your kids sculpt, shape and mold.

IMG_1450IMG_1449 IMG_1451Meanwhile add 8 cups of water and 1/2 cup of baking soda in a large saucepan.  Let it come to a boil. Drop the pretzel shapes into the boiling baking soda water for 10 seconds.  Drain on paper towels.IMG_1441IMG_1443

Sprinkle with some Kosher salt and pop it in a 325 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.IMG_1445IMG_1452

Watch the excited little faces as they see their browned beauties emerge from the oven.

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21 Comments

  1. This is a great idea. I have a bread machine that I haven't used in about I think 8 years. 🙁 Maybe I should dig it out and do this fun recipe. And are these the Anderson's kids by chance?
    Nicole W.

  2. Oh WoW!

    I'm so doing this today or tomorrow. I had never thought about making my own pretzels before.

    Lets just hope my bread machine hasn't cacked itself …

  3. Oh my goodness this is awesome … my boss gave me a bread machine that has been sitting at my desk for months now … I am so bringing it home (finally) and doing this … thank you so much for posting about this … woohoooo I'm so excited …

  4. Oooooh, I'm going to get the cool mama of the year award tomorrow when I do this with my little ones!

    ~ Sarah

  5. i was contemplating whether to get a job at pretzel time for a week just so I could sneak their recipe…but yours look mmmmm good.

  6. Oh my, is it that easy to make those pretzels? I abolutely love them. And I love my bread machine. Have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

  7. oh my gosh! this makes me so hungry!! not just saying that. i am definitely going to make a day out of this idea come summertime!!

    btw, i met a new friend this week who has a fantastic old lighted "soft pretzels" sign hanging in her entryway… she would dig this recipe too!

    i'll shoot you a note when i post the pics i took of it on my blog.

    have fun shopping today!

    angie

  8. Yum!!! But alas, i hve no bread machine 🙁 No cool mom award for me. Hope your day is fantastic I sooooooo wish I could be there to join in the fun!! And get one of those fabulous bags filled with even more fabulous stuff!!!! I'm sure you will find some fantastic treasure that needs to be reupholstered!!! Can't wait to see the picts!

  9. This looks fun. I like to make pretzels w/the kids around Easter since (supposedly) they began around Easter & remind us for arms folded in prayer.
    We've never dipped'um in boil bs water before… does that make'um brown nicely? We're gunna try it next month.
    Thanks!

  10. My girls LOVE pretzels…what a great idea. 🙂 We use our bread machine for sandwich bread all the time–never tried this before. 🙂

  11. Just wanted to tell you how delightful today was!!! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Sarah. Thank you again for your hospitality. It was a truly wonderful time.

    Cheers~
    e

  12. My kids love those soft pretzels from the mall… we'll have to give this a shot! So glad I didn't get rid of the bread machine yet! : )

  13. Mmmm, nothing smells better than baking-bready-goodness. Nothing I tell you! 🙂

    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blog. I'm LOVING yours! 🙂

  14. Oh! Thank you for posting this! I am always looking for new ways to use my bread machine. My kids are going to love making these.

  15. I've bookmarked this recipe cuz I LOVE me some soft pretzels. I buy them every time I see them.

    No Mrs. Awesome here. Hubby could care less. But I'll eat the whole batch! And even warm up some velveeta to dip in!

  16. I've bookmarked this recipe cuz I LOVE me some soft pretzels. I buy them every time I see them.

    No Mrs. Awesome here. Hubby could care less. But I'll eat the whole batch! And even warm up some velveeta to dip in!

  17. I've bookmarked this recipe cuz I LOVE me some soft pretzels. I buy them every time I see them.

    No Mrs. Awesome here. Hubby could care less. But I'll eat the whole batch! And even warm up some velveeta to dip in!

  18. I've bookmarked this recipe cuz I LOVE me some soft pretzels. I buy them every time I see them.

    No Mrs. Awesome here. Hubby could care less. But I'll eat the whole batch! And even warm up some velveeta to dip in!

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