Kid-Friendly Soft Pretzels: The Perfect Snack for Happy Tummies!
This soft pretzel recipe is an absolute fave around here – my kids adore them (and I do too), and they never last long! With just a few simple ingredients, you can create the softest, most chewy pretzels. Customise the toppings or size to your liking. We've even shaped them into snakes and cut them into bite-sized pieces for mini pretzel bites – they come out perfectly! Don't be intimidated by the all the steps; I assure you, this is the simplest 'bread' recipe, and even the kids can help with kneading the dough and tying the knots. Trust me, you'll want to give this a try!!


400 grams warm Milk (we use Almond milk but whatever milk you have will be fine)
2 teaspoons Dry Yeast
600 grams Flour
2 teaspoons Salt
Water bath
A pot full of Water and about 3 tablespoons Baking Soda
Salt or Sesame Seeds to top

1. Add yeast to the warm milk, stir until little bubbles appear.
2. Add the flour and salt.
3. Knead for 4 minutes.
4. Pop your dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm space until doubled in size.
5. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface and cut into 16 evenly sized dough chunks (this makes kid sized pretzels, you can cut less larger chunks if you'd prefer larger pretzels!)
6. Roll each chunk into a long snake then tie into a pretzel shape. You could tie into a plain circle or make pretzel sticks instead.
7. Place each pretzel onto a lined tray.
8. Bring your water and baking soda to boil in a pot.
9. Dunk 2-4 pretzels in the water bath and leave for 30 seconds, they should grow a little, remove from the pot and place back on the tray.
10. Repeat with all the pretzels.
11. Sprinkle with salt or sesame seeds.
12. Bake at 200 C until golden brown.
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