Bread Machine Soft Pretzels

It has been a busy, full of food, week for me!  I had a private chef gig on Tuesday where I made one of my favorite dishes.  Cornish game hen.  It is really one of the best things to eat, even if it’s a little messy from being so little!

I also have gotten to experiment with my bread machine, making a lot of different things that I didn’t know that you could make with your machine.

For example, the dough for your pretzels!

Yes, pretzels.  Soft pretzels.

I’m german and we love our soft pretzels with a good mustard, but you can pair it with so many different dips.  I know that cheese dip is a good one.  

Soft Pretzel


Published 02/15/2017


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbs fresh rosemary chopped finely
  • 2 qts water
  • 2 tbs baking soda


  1. Put all ingredients in your bread machine according to instructions. Put on 'dough' setting and let it go
  2. When finished, put water and baking soda in a large pot to boil
  3. While waiting for water to boil, roll 8 pieces of dough into 18-20 inch ropes. Twist the ends together and then pull towards you. Seal the ends with a little water
  4. Put each pretzel into the water bath for about 7-10 seconds and leave to dry on paper towels
  5. Put onto a large baking sheet with either parchment paper on it or has been greased
  6. Cook for 17-19 minutes or until the top is golden in color
  7. Brush with water and sprinkle with salt

I loved using my bread machine to make these pretzels.  It really cut the amount of time that I had to actually work the dough and I could just leave it and do everything else that I needed to do and not worry about kneading or anything.

The bread machine really is amazing that way!

These have a crunch on the outside and a wonderful soft middle.

What do you use your bread machine for?