The Best Pretzels

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 8mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

These pretzels are making me thirsty! The most fragrant pretzels you can will never be able to go back to bought ones, sorry about that. Well worth the effort! Sprinkle with toppings of choice be it sea salt, parmesan or cinnamon sugar!

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast
    2 tsp (8g)
  • Milk icon
    300ml (1¼ cups)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • Sugar icon
    80g (about ½ cup)
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    550g (about 4½ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    as needed
  • Water icon
    2 cups (about 480ml)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    40g (about 3 tbsp)
  • Butter icon
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add dried yeast, milk, olive oil and sugar to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 3 sec, speed 5
  4. Heat - approx 2 min, 37°C, speed 2
  5. Then add sugar, bread flour and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  6. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 7
  7. Knead - approx 3 min, dough
  8. Grease a clean large mixing bowl with olive oil
  9. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large mixing bowl
  10. Cover with kitchen towel
  11. Let rise until doubled
  12. Pre-heat oven - 105°C
  13. Add water and baking soda to a clean medium bowl
  14. Mix until dissolved
  15. Let cool
  16. Flour a clean work surface
  17. Transfer dough to work surface
  18. Divide evenly
  19. Roll
  20. Form
  21. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  22. Dip
  23. Cook until golden brown - 8 min
  24. Remove and let cool
  25. Brush with butter
  26. Sprinkle with sea salt
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