Patrick LOVES Auntie Anne’s soft pretzel bites at the mall. So naturally, I decided to try and make them at home. They were super easy and so yummy!
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup bread flour
3 cups flour
2 cups water
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 -4 tablespoons 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.
Let dough rise one hour.
In the mean time, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda.
After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about 1/2 inch or less thick) and shape into pretzels, sticks, or cut into bites.
Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet.
Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake in oven at 450 for about 10 minutes or until golden.
Brush with melted butter.