Monday, September 8, 2008

Auntie Ann's Pretzels

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I remember when my husband asked me if I liked pretzels and I nodded right away thinking of a different kind. When I saw what was he referring to, my eyes grew big, but not as big as these pretzels. I was thinking of Jack and Jill's Pretzels snack brand. Its miniature pretzels are coated with chocolate and milk chocolate and sometimes comes in sticks. I like it. I saw it one time at a Filipino store and wanted to try them. I even showed it to my husband and told him that it was the kind of pretzels I had in mind always. Until now, I haven't bought a piece of these. But yesterday, a friend bought one at Jamba Juice and let me try it. Tasted good because it was cinnamon-apple flavor. I would like to try this sometime.
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 1/8 tsp. active yeast (1 1/2 pkg)
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups regular flour
2 cups warm water
2 Tbs. baking soda
To taste coarse salt
2−4 Tbs. 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 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!

Toppings:
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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