Making Pretzels - Learn how to prepare pretzels for baking when making Auntie Anne's pretzels.
Hi, I’m still Jay and I’m from Auntie Anne's, and I’m here to show you how to make soft pretzels at home. We are now preparing our pretzels for baking. I’ve preheated my oven to 450 degrees. I’ve lightly sprayed my cookie sheet with the non-stick cooking spray, and I have a half a cup of baking soda. I poured into a small mixing bowl with four cups of hot water. Now you don't want to water to hot to where you can't put your fingers in it, because trust me that’s the next step. So you’re going to pour the water in and you’re going to whip until your baking soda is nearly dissolved. Now that we have our baking soda nearly dissolved, now is when we’re going to dip our pretzels. A very important tip, make sure you have a clean, dry, soft absorbent towel because this is where we’re going to place our pretzels prior to placing it on our cookie sheet. You’re going to grab your pretzels by the toes, completely submerged in your baking solution and then blot the bottom side on your absorbent towel, and then place on your cookie sheet. Now depending on your cookie sheet at home, depends on how many pretzels you can place on your sheet. Unless our pretzels kits make about ten pretzels, unless you have a really big cookie sheet, you’ll probably end up using two. If your pretzels go on the tray on the cookie sheet with too much water, you do run the risk of bottoms burning while they’re in the oven. There you have the tray of soft pretzels ready for baking. Next we will be topping our pretzels.