I’m not sure where I got this copycat recipe from, but these are fun to make and delicious!
- 1 – 1/2 C. warm water
- 1 – 1/8 tsp active dry yeast (1 1/2 pkg.)
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 – 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 C. bread flour
- 3 C. regular flour
- 2 C. warm water
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- To taste, coarse salt
- 2 – 4 Tbsp butter (melted)
- 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 tbsp 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. (Longer and thinner rope make’s it more like Auntie Anne’s)
- Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet.
- Allow pretzels to rise again.
- Bake in oven at 450 for about 10 minutes or until golden.
- Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt…enjoy!
Auntie Anne’s Famous Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Melt a stick of butter in a shallow bowl (big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another shallow 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. Enjoy!