It is Auntie Anne's pretzels. You can not help your self; you start
salivating, and you would do anything for one of those amazing,
chewy, perfect pretzels.
Well, I have found a mock recipe and it is truly amazing.
2 cups milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. (2 packets) active dry yeast
6 Tbsp. brown sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
Warm up the milk in the microwave or on the stove for about 1.5 minutes.
Test to see if it is 110 degrees. Stir in the yeast and let it sit for about 3 minutes.
Add the butter and sugar. Add the flour about 1 cup at a time, then add the salt.
Kneed the dough for about 10 minutes with a stand mixer, or by hand. Put it in a
greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and a towel, let it rise for about 1 hour
or until doubled in size. At this time heat your oven up to 450 degrees.
Stop here and get the dunking mixture (below) ready.
After the dough has risen, punch it down and start tearing off golf-ball-sized clumps of dough.
Now pretend you are playing with Playdough! Roll that clump of dough into a
snake, and start cutting into 1 inch size pieces with a pizza cutter.
When you are ready to put them on the cookie sheet, place your pieces of dough
into the dunking mixture. I leave them for about 3 seconds, as this makes the
pretzels chewy on the outside and yummy and soft
on the inside. Immediately place them on the cookie sheet and bake them
for about 5-7 min.
The dunking mixture
1/3 cup baking soda
3 cups warm water
Place these two ingredients into a bowl and mix.
them in cinnamon and sugar.
Marinara Sauce- rub a little butter on top and sprinkle salt on top of them
and then dip them in marinara sauce.
Let me know if you discover a new yummy dip.