Jumbo Soft Baked Pretzels recipe

If you’ve ever had a taste of authentic New York pretzels, you know how good a homemade pretzel can be. If you’ve got the time to make these jumbo pretzels at home, you won’t be disappointed.


4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
1 ¼ cups warm water
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups hot water
½ cup baking soda
Pretzel salt, to taste


1) In a small bowl, combine yeast, honey, and water; dissolve 10 minutes, until foamy.

2) Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl; add yeast mixture and oil. Knead dough until smooth and thick, about 8 minutes. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise 1 hour in a warm place.

3) Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

4) Combine hot water and baking soda in a very large bowl; set aside.

5) Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a long, thin rope and twist into a pretzel; transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

6) Dip each shaped pretzel into hot baking soda mixture, shaking off excess liquid. Replace on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle pretzels with pretzel salt to taste.

7) Bake until pretzels are puffed and golden, 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on sheet; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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