Soft Pretzels

Goose Tale

These are fluffy and buttery! One of the easiest ways to prepare homemade soft pretzels! Use your favorite dipping sauce to add that extra kick!


  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (100-115 degrees)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6 ½-7 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 tablespoons Savvy Goose Everything Topper


Prep Time:  20 minutes plus time to rise

Cook Time: 15 minutes

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  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and refrigerate for 2-24 hours
  2. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Cut each into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a 20 inch rope. Shape into a pretzel.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Beat yolk and cold water; brush over pretzel. Sprinkle Savvy Goose Everything Topper. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.


Savvy Note: You can shape these into sticks, bites or into your traditional pretzel.