They are my friend Katrina’s “very most favorite!”



 You have to admit…warm pretzels are the best!

Right up there with a loaf of warm, fresh bread or rolls…mmmmmm





 We enjoyed our pretzels with some spicy mustard



Autie Anne Copycat Pretzels
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  1. 2 cups milk
  2. 1 1/2 Tbsp active dry yeast (2 packets)
  3. 6 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  4. 4 Tbsp butter , at room temperature
  5. 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , plus an up to an additional 1/2 cup as needed
  6. 2 tsp fine salt
  7. 1/3 cup baking soda
  8. 8 cups warm water
  9. coarse salt , to taste
  10. 6 Tbsp butter , melted
  1. Warm milk in a microwave safe bowl in microwave or over stove top in a small saucepan) until temperature of milk reaches 110 degrees, (about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes on HIGH power).
  2. Pour milk and yeast into the bowl of an electric stand mixer and whisk together until yeast has dissolved.
  3. Let rest 5 minutes
  4. Add brown sugar, 4 tbsp softened butter, 1 cup flour and 2 tsp fine sea salt to milk mixture using the whisk attachment, stir until blended.
  5. Switch attachment to a dough hook, add remaining 3 1/2 cups flour and kneaded mixture on medium low speed until elastic. Mix in up to an additional 1/2 cup flour, as needed, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Line two baking sheets with wax paper or parchment paper.
  9. Punch dough down several times to release any air pockets.
  10. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces (the easiest way to do this is to divide the dough in half, then divide the halves into halves then those and into thirds).
  11. Cover divided dough loosely with plastic wrap (just to prevent a dry crust from forming on the outside)
  12. Roll each piece out into a long, thin rope about 32 - 36 inches long. Form dough rope into a pretzel shape.
  13. In a large pot, whisk together baking soda and warm water and bring to a boil.
  14. Fully immerse each pretzel into boiling water for 20-30 seconds. Flip each pretzel over for another 20-30 seconds. Allow excess water to drip off.
  15. Place on a paper towel for a moment
  16. Move to the prepared baking sheet, reshape as needed and sprinkle to taste with coarse salt. Repeat this process with remaining dough.
  17. Bake pretzels in preheated oven 7 - 11 minutes until golden brown.
  18. Remove from oven and brush top and bottom of pretzels with melted butter. Serve warm with optional dipping sauce.
  1. You can reheat them in the microwave or a warm oven once they've cooled.
  2. If you would like a sweater pretzel, skip the coarse salt and use cinnamon sugar instead.
Dipping sauces I would recommend are
  1. nacho sauce, garlic cheese sauce, marinara sauce, or honey mustard.
  2. warm homemade doughnut glaze, caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.
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 I hope you enjoy making tasty pretzels!

Thank you for stopping by again dear friends!



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  1. Shera Fernlund Rowley

    December 9, 2012

    We made the these pretzels today! They are amazing, so good. Took us a few to learn how to make a good ptetzle shape. Thank you for thr recipie! So,so good.

  2. amber

    December 9, 2012

    Thank you Shera! How fun! I am so glad you liked them! :)

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