30 May 2012

Quick and Easy Soft Pretzels Without Yeast

If you want a recipe for THE best and easiest Homemade Soft Pretzels without yeast, you have come to the right place. It's been exactly a year since I posted my Homemade Soft Pretzel without yeast recipe, and as a thank you to everyone who has visited my blog and tried my recipe (all 10 000 of them according to my blog stats) I wanted to post it again! It is definitely still very easy and very very yummy!

It is the easiest and tastiest Soft Homemade Pretzel you will ever make and taste, and the best part NO yeast! So no waiting around for dough to rise...


2 cups (500ml) All Purpose Flour
3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
2 tbsp White Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/3 (75ml) cup Full Cream Milk
pinch of salt
Coarse Salt or Salt Flakes
1 Egg - beaten

Rub the Unsalted Butter into the Flour until it looks like crumbs. Add Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt and mix together. Add Milk slowly till all the ingredients are wet. Do not add all the milk at once. You have to make sure that the dough is not too sticky, but also not too dry. If you need more milk, you can add another drop. Once the dough is formed you do not have to let it rest, you can work with it straight away.

Divide the dough into smaller balls. Roll out each ball into a long snake. Twist them into shape (be creative) and put onto prepared baking sheet. Once you have made all your pretzels, brush them with the egg (egg wash) and sprinkle with coarse salt or salt flakes.

Bake in preheated oven 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes (depending on size of your pretzels) - they should be nice and golden on the top.

Serve warm or cold, they are delicious either way.

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  1. What do you mean by "full cream milk"? Do you mean "heavy whipping cream"? Or "whole milk" versus 2% or skim milk?

  2. Hi Amanda, sorry for the late reply. Full cream milk is whole milk, but 2% works just as well - I tried both.

  3. Wyni... could you freeze these prior to baking to have them ready and on hand?

  4. Hi Mama Bird, I haven't tried freezing them yet, what a great idea! I am sure they will be just fine if you freeze them as they dont have any yeast so nothing to worry about.

    Let me know how it works out.

  5. Can you use water instead of milk

    1. I can't have normal milk, so I substitute everything with almond milk. I haven't tried it with this recipe yet, but I think it will go well.

  6. I made these and they are very good! After baking, I had to turn on the broiler to brown them, because they didn't brown very well. This recipes is a keeper, quick, easy and yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I used this recipe to make kolaches and it was pretty good, just a little too sugary :) 4.5 out of 5 stars

  8. Used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose and mine is a crumbly disaster, any hints on how I can save it?

  9. Used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose and mine is a crumbly disaster, any hints on how I can save it?