I've made these pretzels twice now with great results! The first time I mixed the dough by hand and the second time I used my stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. The dough looked much smoother and nicer when mixed in the stand mixer. I also cut the flour amounts down to 1 1/2 C each of bread and AP flour. Dough was quite sticky, but baked up puffy and lovely. I put the leftover pretzels in the freezer and pop them in the microwave for 45-60 seconds for snacks. My husband loves them as much as I do, they really do taste like the Aunt Annie's pretzels from the mall. Give these a try, you won't be disappointed!<br/><br/>I filled some of mine with shredded Italian blend cheeses, finely diced pepperoni and sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic salt. These were really tasty but think I would use bigger pieces of cheese than shreds next time, as the shreds get a bit lost in the dough.
These were pretty good. We were all craving soft pretzels and happened to have the stuff to make these so we finally gave it a shot. I will say that we used regular all purpose flour because we didn't have any bread flour and they still turned out.<br/>I would've given these five stars but they were a hue pain to work with. No matter how we tried we just could not really get them to look like pretzels. We ended up just making them in ring shapes and of course it didn't matter in the end because they still tasted great. <br/>My oven tends to run hot so I was really afraid about baking these at the temp in the recipe. So for the first batch I had the oven at 475 and while they came out okay they just didn't get that nice brown pretzel look. The rest of them we had the oven at 525 and they came out great. I was actually really surprised that they really tasted like pretzels. <br/>We will be making these again for sure. I'm gonna keep practicing so maybe one day they will actually look like pretzels!
My husband and I used to live near an Amish Market and they had a soft pretzel bakery there that had fabulous pretzels that my husband used to yearn for. After we moved to another state he begged me to find something similar to them and this recipe is almost spot on. The most significant difference between these pretzels and the ones at the market we used to visit were that their pretzels were not quite as chewy and were completely dunked in the butter (they were runny with it and incredibly greasy). I also don't make them nearly that salty but that's part of the advantage of preparing your own meals is adjusting it for your own tastes. I've been using the dough attachment for my stand mixer to make these up and I always do a double batch now. The stand mixer works just fine for them and I just let the dough rise in the mixer's bowl with a plate set over it.
I don't know what Auntie Anne's pretzels are, but I cut the recipe in half and they did indeed turn out soft and tasty. I sprinkled salt and garlic powder on some, and salt, rosemary, and onion on the rest. This was my first attempt at making pretzels and I will certainly make them again using this recipe!
Delicious and easy to make. I mixed the water, yeast and brown sugar together and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then mixed the flour in using my Kitchenaid. Let it sit for about 30 minutes on top of the cold stove while brownies baked in the oven. The dough was easy to work with and cooked up easy. I used 4 cups of all-purpose flour.
Amazing! I love how everyone is comparing them to Auntie Anne's even though it's not really in the name of this recipe. I've always tried to figure out what was so good about teh top of Auntie Anne's pretzels and know I know it's butter! Of course, that fattening, deliscious ingredient! Even though these took some time, they were pretty easy to make. I love that they use all pantry items. I think mkaing these may become a "Snow Day tradition!"
This is the best soft pretzel recipe, I've found so far!
Very good! Turned out exactly how I wanted it to! I have never had Auntie Anne's pretzels but was looking for something similar to Pretzel Maker's pretzels. And its right on!!! Thanks:)
I am getting my keyboard ridiculously greasy and sticky right now because I can't bear to stop eating these amazing little morsels! As I was working with the dough I kept thinking "this doesn't look right, it probably won't be like Auntie Anne's..." Boy, oh boy, was I ever wrong! These taste EXACTLY like Auntie Anne's. I did the salted and cinnamon sugar varieties, adding vanilla to the dough. I only made a half recipe and completely regretted it :) These are way too good to not make a full batch. I did find that I needed an extra smidge of warm water to get all the flour fully incorporated, and baked at 525* for 4 min. Perfection!
The cinnamon sugar pretzels are addicting! I used 2 cups of bread flour and 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour. For the baking soda wash, I used 1/4 cup of baking soda with 2 cups of hot water. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper, sprayed with nonstick spray and baked at 425 degrees. I stuffed a few "pretzel bites" with mozzarella cheese and then dipped them in garlic butter after baking.