Many thanks to Sande Guetthoff for inspiring this recipe. These taste almost exactly like the rolls you can get from the Sheetz Corporation. Slightly salty, buttery, sweet, and chewy – these make the best lunchmeat sandwiches and breakfast-wiches in the world.

2 Tbsp active dry yeast

4 c warm water

6 c (about 24oz – 1.5lb – or 68g) Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

1/2 c light corn syrup or agave nectar

1/4 c butter

2 tsp salt

Flour, for rolling

Beaten egg whites (about 3)

10 c cold water

2/3 c baking soda

coarse pretzel salt, if desired.

Melted Butter


Line three or four baking sheets with
parchment paper.

Put the yeast in the warm water and let sit
for five minutes. Add 4 cups of the flour, corn syrup or agave, butter/margarine/shortening,
and salt to the yeast mixture and beat well, on high speed, for three minutes.
The mixture should resemble very, very sticky cookie dough (or even a bit

Put a cup of flour thickly over a Silpat or
plastic wrap and place

the dough mixture on this. Sprinkle with
another cup of the flour. Now

very carefully incorporate the flour (knead
it by folding the batter in

half, patting it out, and folding gently
again) until all the flour is

absorbed. This should feel like sticky

Separate the dough; into balls slightly
larger than

baseballs but slightly smaller than tennis

The outside of the ball will get slightly
dry to the touch, but the

inside will be really tacky and sticky
(click pic for a closer look).

Very, very lightly flour your rolling
surface. Taking one ball at a

time, with floured hands, roll the ball
between your hands until it is

about four inches long. Lay onto the
rolling surface.

Roll the dough very gently until it is
about 9 inches long.;

Take the rope and quickly form it, on the parchment
sheets, into a very

tight pretzel shape, about 4 inches in
diameter.. Brush a little egg white or

water onto the surface of each ‘foot’ and
onto the base of the pretzel to adhere the ‘arms’ to

the ‘body’.

Let rise for 30-45 minutes.

Prepare the soda bath:

the 10 cups of water with the baking soda (10 minutes before you’re ready to
dip the pretzels) heat to a boil. This will be cloudy in appearance. This
should be ready just as the pretzels are done rising

VERY CAREFULLY, using as wide a spatula as
you can (use two– one to

life and one to slide under and support!)
lift the pretzel from the

parchment paper into the boiling soda bath.
This will boil up into

froth, so it’s really important not to do
more than two pretzels at a

time at most! Cover with a lid and time for
1 minute.

This solution will get stronger smelling
with each pretzel and may even

turn a weird bright golden yellow as the
batches progress. That’s okay!!

VERY carefully remove the pretzel(s) from
the water and

place back on the parchment paper. Continue
to do this with the rest of the


Meanwhile heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Brush beaten egg white over ;the pretzels

bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until deep
golden brown. ;If you are

going to eat them hot, sprinkle the salt on
before baking. If you are going to

freeze them, wait until you are ready to
heat them to put the salt on.

Brush melted butter generously over the
surface of the entire

pretzel, let cool. Slice and serve or slice
and freeze for later. To

reheat, put in the oven for 5 minutes or
so, or pop in the microwave