Skip to content




Learn how to make you own pretzels.  These are incredibly versatile, crisp on the outside and amazingly chewy in the middle. Customise with your own toppings: salt, cheese or cinnamon and sugar.

A great secret for perfect pretzels is to add bicarbonate of soda to the water until it’s boiling.  This gives the water have a higher alkaline content and allows the pretzel to get that amazing trade mark dark brown colour.


  • Firstly bake your bicarbonate of soda in the oven for 1 hour at 120c, take out and set aside for use later on.
  • Mix your dry ingredients together in mixing bowl (flour, salt, sugar)
  • Mix your wet ingredients together in a jug (melted butter, water)
  • Add your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl
  • Bring them together and form a rough dough
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes
  • Cover the bowl and leave the dough to rest and rise until it’s doubled in size
  • Once double in size, knock the dough down and roll into 4 equal portions
  • Rest the balls of dough for 5 minutes then roll into long even strips
  • Place the dough in a U shape and twist the ends and bring back together in the shape of a pretzel
  • Leave to prove for a further 15 minutes, while this is happening bring 2 litres of water up to the boil and add your bicarbanate of soda to the water
  • Once your dough is looking puffy, cook for 15 seconds each side in the boil water, remove carefully with a spatula or spoon
  • Place on a baking tray with grease proof paper
  • Once all have been in the water, egg wash and place the topping of choice on
  • Bake in the oven at 200c for 15 – 20 minutes until dark brown. Enjoy

Watch how to make the perfect pretzel