DIY Sarah

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Homemade German Pretzels

I tried my hand at some home-made pretzels this weekend.  It was a good bit of work but I’m determined to get it down.

I used a recipe from


The dough was rather difficult to get into long enough rolls in order to make the pretels. The recipe recommended 20 inches minimum and it was rough getting them that long.

After forming the pretzels, I boiled them for 5 seconds on each side in a baking soda water bath.


It was a LOT of baking soda…



I over-salted them but they were super tasty.


I’m determined to find a recipe that will let me make the pretzels quickly and easily. I don’t mind waiting for the dough to rise but it would be great if I could form the pretzels a little easier.

I’d also like to try my hand at making some home-made brown mustard.

As always, I’ll keep you posted!