Why not try making some of these delicious soft pretzels yourself. 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.Print
Copycat Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Recipe
- 1 ¼ cups warm water
- 1 package of 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 kosher salt will also work)
- 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 the baking soda. Stir until the baking soda mostly dissolves.
- 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.
- Then place on your baking sheet.
- Cook for 4 minutes. Then turn the baking sheet and cook for 5 more minutes.
- Melt the butter. Brush over the pretzels and sprinkle with salt.