Do you love Auntie Anne’s Pretzels? Do you want to try your hand at making them at home? I have a copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzel recipe for you today.
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Recipe Copycat
Why not try making some of these delicious soft pretzels yourself. While you can of course buy an Auntie Annies home Pretzel baking kit, making your own homemade baking mix is easy.
As you can see in the image above a small splatter screen or large skimmer is handy for dunking the twisted pretzels into the bath. So, don’t let the step of the baking soda brine dip scare you off. It really isn’t that big of a deal. You’ve got this!
You”ll be enjoying a beer and dunking these in cheese dip before you know it.
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 3 ¾ cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- ¼ cup butter melted
- pretzel salt if you can’t find pretzel salt any coarse salt will also work
Pretzel Soda Bath
- 4 cups warm water
- ½ cup baking soda
- In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Set aside for a few minutes until it starts to get foamy.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Add in the yeast water and vegetable oil.
- Mix into a dough.
- Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it is nice and smooth.
- Lightly oil a bowl and place dough inside. Cover and let rise in a warm space for 45 minutes or until it doubles in size.
- Preheat your oven to 425.
- You will want an area that will allow you to spread out a bit. You will need to create a water bath by mixing warm water and baking soda in a large pan. Stir until the baking soda mostly dissolves and bring to a gentle boil. reduce to simmer.
- Place a few paper towels on a plate and set next to your water bath. You will also need a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Roll each portion into a 3 foot long rope. (Remember making snakes with Play-Doh when you were younger? It’s time to put those skills to action again!)
- Pick up both ends of the dough and give it a little spin so the middle of the dough spins around.
- Then flip the twisted ends down toward you to create the traditional pretzel look. Pinch the ends in place.
- Dip the pretzel in the water bath and let drip on the paper towel for any excess water to drain off.
- Place the pretzels on your baking sheet.
- Bake pretzels for 4 minutes. Then turn the baking sheet and cook for 5 more minutes. When golden brown the pretzels are done.
- Melt the butter. Brush over the pretzels and sprinkle with salt.*