Homemade Soft Pretzels

Please enjoy this favourite recipe from OCYI partner, Christie Lake Kids.



  • Large Ziploc bag OR large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Baking sheet


  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 package rapid rise yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F. 
  2. In the Ziploc bag, add the warm water and yeast. Seal the bag and squish/shake to combine. 
  3. Add the sugar and salt. Seal bag and shake.
  4. Add 2 cups of the flour. Seal bag and knead with fingers to blend ingredients together.
  5. Add remaining flour to the bag. Seal the bag and knead until dough doesn’t stick to the sides of the bag.
  6. Once everything is combined, turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for about 3 minutes until smooth and elastic. Form into a ball and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Cut/divide dough into 12 similar sized balls.
  8. Roll each double ball into a long snake or rope. Make sure your surface is floured to keep the dough from sticking. Once you have a long snake, form it into a pretzel shape.
  9. Lay formed pretzels on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. In a small bowl beat your egg. Brush the tops of each shaped pretzel.
  11. Let the pretzels rest until they are doubled in size.
  12. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

This story is part of the June 2022 Ovation. This story is also available in French.