Auntie Ann's Pretzels

Auntie Ann's Pretzels

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 50 minutes

Copycat recipe for pretzels


1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/8 tsp. active yeast; (1 1/2 pkg)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp. Salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups regular flour
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp baking soda
coarse salt; To taste
2 tbsp butter; (up to 4 Tbs), (melted)

Original recipe makes 6



Sprinkle yeast on lukewarm water in mixing bowl; stir to dissolve. Add sugar, salt, and stir to dissolve; add flour and knead dough until smooth and elastic. Let rise at least 1/2 hour.

While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 Tbs. baking soda. Be certain to stir often.

After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about 1/2 inch or less thick) and shape. Dip pretzel into soda solution and place on greased baking sheet. Allow pretzel to rise again. Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter and enjoy!


After you brush with butter try sprinkling with coarse salt. Or for Auntie Anne's famous cinnamon sugar, try melting a stick of butter in a shallow bowl( big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another bowl, make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides generously. then dip again into the cinnamon mixture.

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Waiting for pretzel dough to rise, cover it with a plastic bag and put above ur oven (for heat) to make yeast rise quicker



Salted pretzels

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These pretzels are almost as good as the ones at the mall, (same texture) only a tiny bit more like those tiny pretzel taste :) still good probably great in cinnamon sugar
alanamk 3y ago [I posted this recipe.]
Kmullinix 6y ago

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