Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels!! Is a mall trip ever complete without a visit to Auntie Anne’s? I love soft pretzels but I never thought to try them myself! That is until I saw Sally’s Baking Addiction instagram post!

Recipe Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

If you feel like I get a lot of my recipes from her, it’s because I do! Sally’s was the first food instagram account I ever followed and everything I’ve ever made of hers has been fantastic! Twisting the pretzels was easier yet harder than I expected at the same time. I was so proud of myself with the first batch that I made, they actually looked like pretzels!!

One Southern Belle Pretzels

Check out her original blog post for step by step instructions to twist your pretzels! She even has a video!

One Southern Belle Pretzels

These pretzels aren’t too complicated to make but they do take some time. The dough has to rise for 10 minutes and then you have to boil the shaped pretzels in a baking soda bath before you bake them. Nothing is too complicated but it’s best to have everything prepped and ready before you get started! If you start boiling the water while the dough is rising you will have fresh pretzels before you know it! These pretzel sticks and dip were such a hit at the super bowl party that we went to! They were gone so fast, I should have made a second batch!

Ingredients

  1. 1 and 1/2 cup warm water
  2. 1 packet active dry or instant yeast
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted then slightly cooled
  6. 3 and 3.4-4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  7. coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Baking soda bath:

  1. 1/2 cup baking soda
  2. 9 cups water

Instructions

  1. Whisk the yeast into the warm water. Allow to sit for a minute. Whisk in salt, brown sugar and melted butter (I like to do this in a large measuring cup and then transfer the mixture to my stand mixer)
  2. Slowly add 3 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix with dough hook attachment until dough is thick. Add 3/4 cup more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. If still sticky, add 1/4-1/2 cup more as needed. Poke the dough with your finger- if it bounces back you are ready to knead!
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for 3 minutes and shape into a ball. Cover lightly with a dish towel for 10 minutes
  4. Pre-head oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  5. Shape your pretzel however you would like (I like sticks for dipping at parties, and twists if I’m feeling fancy!)
  6. Drop the shaped pretzel into the baking soda bath for 20-30 seconds then remove with a slotted spatula. Allow as much water as possible to drain off before placing on parchment paper
  7. Sprinkle with salt
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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