Whenever I walk through the food court at the mall, I’m very tempted my the Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Always warm and soft, they’re my favorite treat when hunger strikes and I need a short break from shopping.
If it’s not quite the right time for a pretzel, or if you have a large crowd to feed, Auntie Anne’s now offers a Baking Kit that you can bring home. It contains enough ingredients for 10 plain, salted or cinnamon sugar pretzels. You can also make pretzel dogs, monkey bread or even pizza with this kit. Yum, yum and yum!
This is what’s included in your kit: Flour mixture, yeast, baking soda, salt, cinnamon sugar and your baking instructions. I decided to make the pretzels, my family’s favorite. You don’t need a stand mixer for this baking project, but I found mine helpful. Here’s the dough mixing away:
Once all of the ingredients incorporate into a dough ball, you let the dough rise for 30 minutes. Mine didn’t really rise, so I wasn’t sure if I’d end up with flat pretzels but I went ahead with the instructions anyway.
I rolled my dough strips and started shaping my pretzels. The first one came out the best:
If you want salted pretzels, you are supposed to sprinkle the salt before baking. If you want cinnamon sugar pretzels, you should bake plain pretzels and add the cinnamon sugar after brushing melted butter on your baked pretzels. I made the mistake of adding the cinnamon sugar before baking, but they still came out pretty good. The plain and salted pretzels were our favorites though.
The Auntie Anne’s Baking Kit is available at your local Auntie Anne’s as well as many major supermarkets for the suggested retail price of $5.99-$7.99. I loved enjoying these pretzels in the comfort of my home, but with so many steps and the mess I made, I much prefer just buying the pre-made pretzels at Auntie Anne’s.
No compensation was received for this post. I received the products mentioned above in order to facilitate my candid review. All opinions are my own.