Bavarian Pretzels (Bayerischer Brez'n)

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #34733

April 21, 2020

"This is my friends recipe, which she got from a YouTube Video by Kiki's Kitchen. My friend says this recipe makes pretzels like she buys in Bavaria."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (150.6 g)
  • Calories 416.7
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 54.8 mg
  • Sodium - 512.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 67 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.3 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 14.1 g
  • Calcium - 86 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In the bowl of a kitchenaid stand mixer, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.

Step 2

Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture and pour the warm milk into the hole, sprinkle with yeast- cover with a towel and let the yeast proof until bubbly .

Step 3

Add the soft butter and mix it all with the dough hook -knead with the hook until the dough is soft.

Step 4

Place the dough in an oiled bowl , cover with a towel, and let the dough rise, until doubled.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 6

Next push down the dough and divide it into balls, each about 3.5 ounces.

Step 7

Roll the dough balls into ropes, and make each into a pretzel shape - let them rest on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Step 8

Boil a big pot of water and add 4 tablespoons ( or 60 grams) of baking soda- be careful because it foams up.

Step 9

Drop each pretzel into the water and let it cook for 1 minutes then place it back on the parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 10

Cut a small slit in the fat part of the pretzel.

Step 11

Brush the beaten egg over the top - then sprinkle the coarse salt, lightly, if desired.

Step 12

Bake at 350F until golden.


No special items needed.

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