The Best Pretzels


Tenina Holder

Posted March 10, 2021 (Last updated December 21, 2021)



Total Time

2hrs 18mins



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 ...


  • Dried yeast icon
    Dried yeast2 teaspoons
  • Milk icon
    Milk300 gcold
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil20 g
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar80 g
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour550 g
  • Pink himalayan salt flakes icon
    Pink himalayan salt flakes1 pinch
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oilas needed
  • Water icon
    Water480 mlhot
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda40 g
  • Butter icon
    Butteras neededmelted
  • Pink himalayan salt flakes icon
    Pink himalayan salt flakesas needed

  • 1. Add dried yeast, milk, extra virgin olive oil and sugar to the TM5 bowl
  • 2. Blend with MC in place - approx 3 sec, speed 5
  • 3. Heat - approx 2 min, 38°C, speed 2
  • 4. Then add sugar, bread flour and pink Himalayan salt flakes to the TM5 bowl
  • 5. Mix with MC in place - approx 10 sec, speed 7
  • 6. Knead - approx 3 min, dough
  • 7. Grease a clean large mixing bowl with olive oil
  • 8. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large mixing bowl
  • 9. Cover with kitchen towel
  • 10. Let rise until doubled
  • 11. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  • 12. Place bicarb soda into water and dissolve with fork
  • 13. Prepare a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  • 14. Flour a clean work surface
  • 15. Divide dough into a bakers dozen (13...really!) and then form pretzels by rolling long 'snakes' out of each piece
  • 16. Holding each end of the dough, hit the bread mat a few times to lengthen and even out the dough. Make large pretzel shape, push joins together
  • 17. Then dip into cooled bicarb water before placing directly onto paper lined baking tray
  • 18. Bake until golden brown - 8 min, 104°C
  • 19. Remove and let cool
  • 20. Brush with butter
  • 21. Sprinkle with pink Himalayan salt flakes or other toppings of choice

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