Garlicky Salty Pretzels

We love warm pretzels – straight from the oven.  These are FABULOUS!

Garlicky Salty Pretzels


  • 1 1/2 cups flat beer
  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbs butter
  • 2 tsp rapid rise yeast or 1.5 tsp active dry yeast
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  • Egg Wash: egg yolk mixed with 1 tsp water
  • Optional: gated garlic or cinnamon or kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Pour flat beer in the bottom of the bread machine pan
  3. Layer all other ingredients in order except for egg wash and toppings
  4. Use "dough" cycle.
  5. When dough is complete, remove from pan to lightly floured board
  6. Divide into 8 sections
  7. Cut each of the 8 sections into 6 equal portions
  8. Roll each piece into long pencil thin rope.
  9. Shape each pretzel by picking up ends of line in each hand, curve into circle, crossing ends at top
  10. Twist ends once and press down onto circle
  11. Place onto well greased pan or pan lined with parchment paper
  12. Let rest for about 5 minutes
  13. Brush with egg wash, sprinkle with garlic or salt or cinnamon
  14. Bake at 400 for 12-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  15. Let cool a few minutes, then eat up!
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As always – enjoy!

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