Fleischmann’s Soft Pretzels

  By Lance Goodrich

January 8, 2020

Fun to bake with kids but enjoyed by all ages!

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 14 pretzels


4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup milk

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons corn oil

2 eggs lightly beaten

Coarse salt, grated Parmesan cheese, poppy seeds or sesame seeds


1Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat milk, water, and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

2Divide into 14 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 20-inch rope. Cover; let rest 5 to 10 minutes until risen slightly. To shape into pretzels: Curve ends of each rope to make a circle; cross ends at top. Twist ends once and lay over bottom of circle. Place on 2 greased baking sheets.

3Brush with beaten eggs. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; brush again with eggs. Sprinkle with salt, cheese, poppy seed, or sesame seed.

4Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes or until done. Remove pretzels from baking sheets; let cool on wire racks.

Courtesy of Fleischmann's Breadworld website.

Nutrition Facts

Calories : 190
Total Fat : 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat : 1 grams
Cholesterol : 30 milligrams
Sodium : 270 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates : 34 grams
Sugar : 3 grams
Dietary Fiber : 1 grams
Protein : 6 grams
Serving Size : 1 pretzel, no toppings