Pretzel Knots
Makes about 40
  • Essential Pretzel Dough
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) baking soda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt or desired Toppings (recipes follow)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Turn out dough, and divide into 40 equal pieces (about 1 ounce each). Starting from the center and working outward, roll each piece into a log (4 to 6 inches long and ¾ inch in diameter). Tie each rope into a knot, and place on prepared pans. Cover and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat, and add baking soda. (Make sure pot is deep enough. Once you add baking soda, the water will expand an additional 2 inches.)
  4. Drop each knot into boiling water-baking soda solution for 30 seconds per side. Remove from water using a large slotted spoon. Place back on prepared pans, and brush with beaten egg.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with salt or desired toppings.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at