I’m a day late for National Pretzel Day, but here’s an awesome recipe to celebrate today! Yes, you read that right. Deliciously soft and buttery pretzels prepped, baked and ready to eat in one hour! If any of you are like me, then you can’t go to the mall without leaving with an Auntie Anne’s pretzel. Once I go past that little place with the smell of freshly baked pretzels wafting through the air, my self control just goes out the window. (Which happens with pretty much everything, but whatever.) Along with my jeans. Once you smell them, there’s no getting them out of your mind, no turning back until you have one. Can I just tell you that you can make them at home and have them be just as amazing? Seriously. When I tried this recipe, I thought, no way would these be just as good as my good ol’ pal Auntie Anne’s.. But I was wrong! These really are perfect and taste SO similar to them they’re almost identical. Also, beware. They are INCREDIBLY addicting. You most definitely won’t be able to have just one!
You get a soft and fluffy yet chewy, perfectly golden brown pretzel. They are even better once they have a nice healthy dunk in melted butter! And a good sprinkling of salt. Seriously, amazing.
The process to make these is very simple. Just get the dough together which only takes minutes, let it rise for about 30 minutes, roll out and shape the pretzels, dunk them in baking soda mixture, sprinkle with coarse salt and bake! So simple and everything is done under an hour.
Move over Auntie Anne, you have some competition. You can now enjoy those delicious mall pretzels in the comfort of your own home for the fraction of the price!
Recipe adapted from Food Network