homemade vegan fluffy pretzel corners


Many German bakeries sell these crispy, fluffy bread rolls called “Laugenecken” (lye corners), and I used to wish I could get them without eggs and dairy. But meanwhile I have figured out how to make this delicious pastry myself, without animal products and I also use spelt flour. The recipe works out perfectly well with wheat flour as well though. So if you’ve never had a Laugenecke, it’s high time!

In my recipe and video tutorial I will show you exactly how to make a simplified puff pastry dough and brush the pieces with a baking soda mixture. Now you only need to bake the fluffy pretzel corners and serve the fresh from the oven.

Fluffy pretzel ingredients

Fluffy pretzel corners

  • can be topped with sweet or savoury things
  • are perfect for a brunch or picnic
  • can be prepared the day before, so you just need to bake tehm
  • can be frozen after the second rest
  • can be frozen after baking
homemade vegan fluffy pretzel corners
picture of fluffy pretzel corners with vegan butter

Have you read my 7 ideas for your perfect vegan brunch buffet?

homemade vegan fluffy pretzel corners / Nina Bolders Food Photography


Fluffy pretzel corners for the perfect brunch just like the ones in German bakeries – but vegan and homemade!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Brunch, Fingerfood, Frühstück
Cuisine Deutsch
Servings 8 rolls


  • 360 g flour
  • 1 sachet dried yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 240 ml lukewarm water
  • a little plant oil
  • 60 g vegan butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • sesame
  • sea salt


  • First, gather all your ingredients and prepare them in the right amounts. That makes it so much easier and more fun and you're less likely to forget anything. 
  • Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl, mix, add water and knead for about 10 minutes by hand or with a machine at medium speed.
  • Take the vegan butter out of the fridge.
  • Apply a little oil to a bowl and your hands, place the dough in the bowl to let it rise for about 1 hour. I usually cover it with a damp towel and put it in the warm, switched-off oven. The temperature should be around 30°C/ 85°F. Temperatures over 40° kill the yeast.
  • After an hour, the dough should have doubled.
  • Punch it down to release the air.
  • Knead again for a moment, roll it into a long baguette and cut in about 12 pieces.
    Fluffy pretzel twist baguettes
  • Roll each piece into a circle and apply vegan butter, and pile them up. Don’t apply butter to the last one.
    fluffy pretzel corners in progress/ Nina Bolders Food Photography
  • Roll the dough out carefully by only setting the rolling pin down. If you want them to turn out high and fluffy, only roll it out a little bit. If you want them flat and crispy, roll it out into a bigger circle.
    Fluffy pretzel twist baguettes
  • Cut it in six or eight pieces and put them on parchment paper on a baking tray.
    making the fluffy pretzel corners
  • Cover them and let them rest for 20 minutes.
  • If you don’t want to bake them right away, you can put them in the fridge after that, well covered and leave them there over night. Or you can even freeze them.
  • In the meantime preheat the oven to 210° C/410°F.
  • We need 2 tablespoons boiling water and 2 teaspoons baking soda. Stir mixture very carefully and apply to the pretzel corners.
  • Now apply some more butter.
  • Then sprinkle with salt and sesame and bake golden brown for about 15-20 minutes and serve warm.
    Sprinkle the fluffy pretzel corners with sesame and salt



It is also possible to use fresh yeast. I dissolved 21 g (half a cube) with the sugar in the lukewarm water, let it rest for 10 Minutes and then mixed it with flour and salt in the bowl, kneaded it for 10 minutes as well. 
I sprinkle sea salt and sesame seeds on my pretzel corners, but of course you can use all kinds of seeds: poppy, pumpkin, sunflower, chia etc.
Keyword bread rolls, pastry
Did you enjoy this recipe?A 5 star rating would mean the world to me and I always love to see your pictures on instagram @flymetotheveganbuffet



  1. 5 stars
    This recipe worked perfectly and the results were delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you. After a week in Germany I came home to Texas and found this recipe. it was easy and very good.

5 from 5 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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