Sourdough  Discard Soft Pretzels

Sourdough discard adds a nuanced flavor to these soft pillow crumb and melted butter brushed on the still hot, golden brown crust takes pretzels over the top.  Since they are made with commercial yeast, you can bite into a freshly baked pretzel in just over an hour!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Heavenly! Best soft pretzels I’ve ever had. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Chanel Sanders

What you need

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scald milk


make the dough and knead until smooth


shape dough and freeze for 15 mins.


make dough


proof for 20 minutes


dip pretzels in baking soda bath


Don't use a lot of flour Don't let the dough dry out Let the dough rest if it snaps back Apply downward pressure  Work with dry hands

Shaping Tips


Bake at 475 F for 10 to 15 minutes

Brush hot pretzels with soft butter

Tips for success

Use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour Knead dough until smooth Do not overproof your dough Freeze shaped dough for 15 minutes

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