The Best Homemade Pretzel Bread Recipe

Pretzel bread is one of our favorite types of bread here at Rosevine Cottage, so of course, we had to figure out how to make it! And so this pretzel bread recipe was born. This bread is so easy to make and tastes absolutely fabulous. We love to use it for sandwiches, but eating it plain is perfect too.

 

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Pretzel Bread Recipe

Supplies:

Ingredients:

2 ¼ teaspoons yeast

1 teaspoon of sea salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 Tablespoon raw sugar

1 cup warm water 105-110 degrees F

2 Tablespoons whole milk

4 Tablespoons butter melted

Soda Bath

  • 4 Quarts water
  • 1/2 Cup baking soda

Topping

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine yeast, water, and brown sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. While yeast is proofing…melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix in milk and set aside.
  3. Once the yeast has proofed, add milk and butter to the yeast mixture and mix on low speed with a dough hook until just combined.
  4. Add salt and flour and mix with the dough hook until flour is fully incorporated.
  5. Knead the pretzel dough in a mixer until the dough forms a slightly tacky, but firm ball, (you may need to add a little more flour 1 Tablespoon at a time. You want the dough a little tacky but not so sticky you can’t handle it.
  6. Oil the inside of a large bowl, place the pretzel bread dough into the bowl and cover with a damp towel. Leave the dough in a warm place and allow it to rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. When the water is boiling, slowly add the baking soda a little bit at a time.
  8. Remove the dough from the bowl and gently press out the air bubbles.
  9. Make a ball of dough forming it into the shape you want. Do not let it rise at all.
  10. Drop the dough into the boiling baking soda water. Boil for 60-90 seconds on each side, turning it once to guarantee both sides covered. Drain the excess water and sit it on an oiled baking sheet.
  11. While the dough is still damp sprinkle with coarse sea salt, use a knife to cut a small “X” into the top of the pretzel bread loaf.
  12. Bake the pretzel bread for 22-25 minutes, rotating the baking sheet once.
  13. Once removed from the oven, brush with melted butter over the loaves for a soft crust. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

 

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Pretzel Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ Teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water 105-110 degrees F
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Soda Bath

  • 4 quarts water
  • ½ cup baking soda

Topping

  • 1-2 Tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted

Directions:

  1. Combine yeast, water, and brown sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. While yeast is proofing…melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix in milk and set aside.
  3. Once the yeast has proofed, add milk and butter to the yeast mixture and mix on low speed with a dough hook until just combined.
  4. Add salt and flour and mix with the dough hook until flour is fully incorporated.
  5. Knead the pretzel dough in a mixer until the dough forms a slightly tacky, but firm ball, (you may need to add a little more flour 1 Tablespoon at a time. You want the dough a little tacky but not so sticky you can’t handle it.
  6. Oil the inside of a large bowl, place the pretzel bread dough into the bowl and cover with a damp towel. Leave the dough in a warm place and allow it to rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. When the water is boiling, slowly add the baking soda a little bit at a time.
  8. Remove the dough from the bowl and gently press out the air bubbles.
  9. Make a ball of dough forming it into the shape you want. Do not let it rise at all.
  10. Drop the dough into the boiling baking soda water. Boil for 60-90 seconds on each side, turning it once to guarantee both sides covered. Drain the excess water and set it on an oiled baking sheet.
  11. While the dough is still damp sprinkle with coarse sea salt, use a knife to cut a small “X” into the top of the pretzel bread loaf.
  12. Bake the pretzel bread for 22-25 minutes, rotating the baking sheet once.
  13. Once removed from the oven, brush with melted butter over the loaves for a soft crust. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
 


 

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