Here’s How To Make Soft Buttery Pretzels That Satisfy Your Auntie Anne’s Craving

Hello, our dearest foodies! Ready? Today, we will be sharing a simple recipe so that you can make these soft and buttery pretzels at home too!

Make Your Very Own Soft Buttery Pretzels At Home

Photo: Boy Rashid (Facebook)

When it comes to pretzels, there are some of us who prefer the hard and crispy type. While others show their love for the soft and fresh buttery pretzels. If you are indeed a fan of the latter one, today’s recipe is something that you will cherish. This time around, we will be sharing a simple pretzel recipe from a netizen that has gained much love. Shall we get started with the ingredients?


  • 500ml milk
  • 1.5 tablespoon of instant yeast
  • 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons + 8 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 4.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of fine salt
  • 1/3 cup of baking soda
  • 3 cups of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of coarse salt
Photo: Boy Rashid (Facebook)

Step 1: Prepare a pan to warm up the milk. Pour the warm milk in a bowl and add in the instant yeast. Put aside for 3 minutes.

Step 2: Add in 4 tablespoons of melted butter and brown sugar. Mix until incorporated.

Step 3: Slowly add the flour in batches and continue to stir well. Then, add the salt and mix until a dough forms.

Step 4: Using a dough mixer or by hand, knead the dough for roughly 10 minutes.

Step 5: Prepare a bowl and brush the surface with oil. Place the kneaded dough into the bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap. Rest in a warm place for 1 hour.

Photo: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Step 6: Once the dough doubles in size, remove the plastic wrap and roll out the dough to remove any bubbles.

Step 7: Preheat the oven to 230ºC and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Then, roll the dough into pretzel shapes.

Step 8: In a pot, add in warm water and baking soda. Once it starts to boil, add the pretzels into the pot and cook for 30 seconds per side.

Photo: Boy Rashid (Facebook)

Step 9: Transfer the pretzels to a baking paper and sprinkle some coarse salt. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Step 10: Remove pretzels from the oven and brush them thoroughly with melted butter. Keep brushing the butter for a few layers and enjoy it while it’s still hot!

Pair These Pretzels With Your Favourite Sauce

Photo: Boy Rashid (Facebook)

While this recipe may take more than an hour to make, we guarantee that these pretzels won’t be much different than those you buy outside. Perfect to eat as an afternoon tea or breakfast, just pair it with your favourite sauce! From caramel, chocolate, butterscotch to garlic cream cheese, it’s up to you to make it a savoury or sweet one. Anyways, let us know how it turns out for you and see you in the next post!

This recipe is from Boy Rashid (Facebook)

This article is written by Joe Sin Lim.

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