Thursday, March 5, 2015

Auntie Anne's Pretzel Copycat

Have I ever tell you that Auntie Anne's pretzels are my family favourite !? We'll drop by the shop whenever we saw one but somehow only limited flavour available. Garlic butter, seaweed, cheese & cinnamon are some of our favourites. After my first attempt on pretzel bombs the other day, I now have more confidence in making my own pretzels at home.Auntie Anne's pretzel will definitely on my list and its a successful attempt indeed. I am blessed to have such awesome batch of homemade flavourful pretzels.

Ingredients for Pretzel dough :
1-1/2 cup   warm water
2 TB  sugar
2-1/2 tspn  yeast
4-1/2 cup  all purpose flour
2 tspn  salt
50gm   butter, melted

*for coating :
some salt
3 TB  nori flakes
3 TB  parmesan cheese powder
1/2 cup  cinnamon sugar mixture (with 1 TB cinnamon powder)

*Egg wash :  1 egg yolk mixt with 2 tspn milk
*50gm  butter, melted for coating 
 
*Ingredients for boiling pretzel dough :
4 cups  water mixture with 2 TB  baking soda

Method :
(1) mix together sugar, water & yeast and let to rest for 10 minutes then fold in flour, salt & butter to form a soft dough. Knead till smooth.
(2) place dough to working table and divide into 8 portions then let to rest for 30 minutes, cover with tower.
(3) at this moment, bring soda water to boil then lower the heat and let it simmering hot (not boiling). Get all the coating ingredients ready as well.
(4) now, roll out each piece of dough into a 24-26 inches rope, lay it on the working table then hold each end in one hand and make a U-shape with the rope, twist the end of the rope then bring it down to the bottom of the U in order to form pretzel.
 
(5) after completing two pretzel dough, drop one into the simmering water while you're about to make the 3rd one. Let dough stay in the hot water till you've completed the 3rd pretzel.
(6) now, bring out the hot pretzel dough onto kitchen tower then transfer to greased baking tray. Brush egg wash to dough then sprinkle on salt & topping as desired (for cinnamon sugar will have to go as final coating after baking, brush on some melted butter before coating).
(7) finally, bake at preheated oven 220'C for about 12 minutes or till golden brown.

I tried using the parchment paper on the first two baking but not really satisfying. Then I have to go without the baking sheet and straight onto the greased tray which works much better.

Cheese flavour pretzel is simply addictive. I think it going to be SOooo yummy with the extra dipping sauce like this one HERE.

And yet still seaweed is my favourite of all. Love the green thing so much ! Hope you guys will love it too !

Hereby, I would like to wish all readers a very happy Chop Goh Mei (Chinese Valentine's Day) and also the last day of the Chinese New Year ! Have fun guys !

8 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

They look perfect, Kristy. I love the one with nori flakes the most.

CaThY said...

Pretty Pretzels! =)

Edith C said...

I love Auntie Anne's too, my all time favourite is the choco mint.

Small Kucing said...

looks yummylicious Kristy

Sokehah Cheah said...

Kristy, I can see that your pretzels are better than Auntie Anne's!

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

Hi Kristy,
Because of your yummy Pretzel, I think I will buy one from Auntie Anne's to satisfy my curiosity about it,he...he....

Thank you for your wonderful sharing:)

Nammi said...

yumm, ....

Neela said...

wird ausprobiert ! :)

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