Prep Time100m
Cook Time 10m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 12 pretzels


3 to 3 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour

Pillsbury BEST Unbleached All Purpose Flour, divided

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 (1/4 oz.) package active dry yeast

1 cup water

1 tablespoon All-Vegetable Shortening

Nonstick cooking spray

6 cups water

1/4 cup baking soda

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Pretzel salt, sesame or poppy seeds


Step 1

COMBINE 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast in medium bowl. Blend well. Heat 1 cup water and shortening in small saucepan to 100° to 110°F. Add liquid to flour mixture. Blend at low speed of an electric mixer until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in by hand an additional 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups flour or until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl. Knead in 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour on floured surface, until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in greased bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in a warm place (80° to 85°F) until light and doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Step 2

SPRAY 2 cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray. Punch down dough. Divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 16-inch rope. Form into pretzel shape. Place on prepared cookie sheets. Cover. Let rise in warm place about 15 to 20 minutes. Adjust oven rack to top position. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine 6 cups water and baking soda in a shallow sided saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil. Slowly drop pretzels into water, one at a time, cooking 15 seconds on each side. Remove from water with slotted spoon. Return to cookie sheet. Sprinkle with pretzel salt, sesame or poppy seeds.

Step 3

BAKE 8 minutes. Brush with melted butter. Bake 2 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Brush generously with remaining butter. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/12), Calories 170 (Calories from Fat 30), Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat g), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 550mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g), Protein 5g, Potassium mg, thiamine mg, Riboflavin mg, niacin mg, Folate mg, Vitamin B6 mg, Vitamin B12 mcg, Vitamin A mg, Vitamin C mg, Vitamin D mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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