Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Pretzel (yeasted)

I love Auntie Anne's Chocolate Mint Pretzel!  Whenever I am in Malaysia, it is a for sure buy.  Why?  Well, for I can get it at half the price.  Everything in Singapore is expensive!

I don't think I ever tried making pretzel so when Bake Along's theme was Pretzel, I wanted to join in the fun.  On Pinterest, there are so many wonderful recipes that I seriously don't know which one to choose from.

I think by far, the most popular with be the Auntie Annie's Copycat recipes but there were so many versions to choose from and I wasn't really into research mood.  In the end, I took from Kari's cooking.  

Findings: It is chewy and soft when hot but on the other hand, it is also "hard" once cool.  

I was trying to replicate chocolate mint.  My mint was not very intense.  I think next time, I will add in more polo mint to it.  Also I blitz the chocolate too powder and ended up with this pale chocolatey look.  
Source: Kari's Cooking

What you need:

1½ cups water
1¼ tsp active dry yeast 
2 tbsp brown sugar
1¼ tsp salt
135g bread flour
422g flour

Soda water bath

2 cups warm water
2 tbsp baking soda


Melted butter
Cocoa powder
Castor sugar
Mint powder


Mix sugar with lukewarm water until dissolved.

Sprinkle yeast on sugar water and stir to dissolve.  Set aside until it foams.

Add flour and salt.knead dough until smooth and elastic.  Cover with cling wrap and set it in a warm place to proof for at least 1/2 hour.

While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups really warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda.   Stir often.

After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope (about 1/2 inch or less thick) and shape.

Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet.

Allow pretzels to rise again.

Bake in oven at 200 deg for about 10 minutes or until golden.

Brush with melted butter.

Dip into the coating powder.  Coat well and remove.

Serve hot

I'm submitting this post to Bake Along organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce of kitchenflavours and Lena of herfrozenwings.

Enjoy !


  1. Hi Edith,
    Auntie Anne's pretzels are certainly popular! I like how your pretzels are so nicely shaped! I'm not sure I have seen mint powder before! Thanks for baking along with us!

    1. Thanks KF. As for the mint powder, I just grind polo mint.

  2. lovely! i love their pretzels too! yours are so nicely twisted.. mine always end up in one big knot :P

    1. I wasn't too happy with the size of my pretzel. Very fat.

  3. yes, things in singapore are expensive, even worse now for us due to the falling ringgit! My friend who has been staying in sin for 20 years now always cross over to JB to makan during long weekends..:D. I kind of like the rustic look of your pretzels!

    1. I like makaning in JB too but these days I heard too much crimes over there, afraid to go in now. :(


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