Baked Pretzel

We love the soft pretzel from the Little Monk in Metrotown — especially with cinnamon sugar. The pretzel from Little Monk costs between 2.50 to 3.00 each.

I tried to make this Baked Pretzel recipe from my bread machine cookbook. It did not turn out soft as those from Little Monk. Very hard!! The Baked Pretzel texture is more like a bread stick. Can anyone share a soft pretzel recipe?



  • 1 cup beer (I substituted beer with water)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 2/3 cups white flour (I used all purpose flour; in US, use bread flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon yeast


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • coarse salt or sesame seeds



Prepare the dough using the first 6 ingredients using your bread machines.

Click on the link below for further instructions.


Preheat the oven to 350F.

IMG_7206_edited-1When the dough cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make the dough easy to handle. Roll the dough into a 14″ x 9″ rectangle. With a sharp knife, cut into eighteen 14″ x 1/2″ strips.
IMG_7207_edited-1Gently pull each strip into a rope 16″ long. To shape into pretzel: curve ends of each rope to make a circle; cross ends at top. Twist ends once and lay over bottom of circle. Place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheets. Do not let rise.
IMG_7208_edited-1Combine lightly beaten egg and 1 tablespoon water for egg wash.
IMG_7210_edited-1Brush egg wash on the pretzels. Sprinkle with coarse salt or sesame seeds.

Bake at 350F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until done. For even browning when using two sheets, switch positions halfway through baking). Remove from sheets; cool on wire rack.

This recipe yields 18 pretzels.

I made some plain ones for Nanzaro as he does not like sesame seeds. Arkensen loves this a lot. I hope someone can share with me a soft pretzel recipe which the whole family loves.


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  1. Orikinla Osinachi

    These snacks are delicious enough to appease an angry hungry soul. Imagine your man is sulking and you put the Pretzel into his mouth with a smile.
    God bless.

  2. dee

    wow, that pretzel looks delicious! Will beat Auntie Anne’s pretzels anytimes

  3. bread recipe

    Bread is easily available for everyone and is generally liked by all age groups. Bread Laddu is an instant sweet recipe, and so this can be prepared within 10 minutes. Children love them when they are made attractive.

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