19 Feb 2012

Cinnamon sugar pretzels you can make at home - nom!

I'm sure you've all eaten, or at least seen, the yummy scrummy pretzels you can get all over the place now from shops like Auntie Anne's - they're in most shopping centres these days I think.  Well last time I was passing, I saw they were selling a kit to make your own pretzels at home.  It was a bit pricey at £10, but it makes 10 pretzels, which would cost you at least £20 to buy from the shop ready-made.

Making these took so much longer than I expected, but the end result was the real deal, so I thought I'd show you the process in pictures.  Did I mention that it's long...?

I'll only describe the less obvious parts of the process, as you can mostly tell what's going on by the pictures - and I know you're a clever lot obviously :)










After the dough has been needed for what feels like forever (best to use man hands for this) you have to cover it in cling film and leave it in a warm place for about half an hour.


After half an hour it should have become fat, like this.













This is the sachet of sodium bicarbonate that comes in the kit, mixed with water.  You have to dip each pretzel you've made into this solution before you bake it in the oven.




After some baking time - ta-dah pretzels!  Sorry about the random ghostly arm in this pic.









Done!  We made all of our pretzels cinnamon sugar flavour, because it's the best.  

It literally took us a whole afternoon to make these, but they were amazingly tasty.  I'm not sure I could muster up the energy to do all of this again - if I fancy a pretzel I'll probably just buy one!

Do you love pretzels enough to make your own?!

11 comments:

  1. These look really good! My sister works in Auntie Anne's at the moment - the pretzels are sooo tasty! xx

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  2. They do look really lovely - if i have £10 spare and an afternoon I'll definitely be making these!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.com/

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  3. ha ha ive only seen and heard about real pretzels in movies and on tv, and they look so delicious! one of my biggest dreams is to taste pretzels.. ha ha :)

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  4. oh dear, im not having carbs lately. shouldnt have read your post! so tempted!

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  5. Ive been wanting to try this. I love their pretzels! YUM CARBS! found your blog via blog hop, new follower :)

    please check out my blog
    http://blog.missbrittanyboo.com

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  6. these look absolutely delicious. :) i would love to make this with my little ones. :) your blog is delightful. you're so talented... i love your nail colors and art... and am very inspired. i am your newest follower, and hoping to keep in touch! yay for blog-hopping!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    http://adamalexmommy.com

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  7. I love love love cinnamon sugar pretzels so this sounds amazing! Didn't know you could buy things like this
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  8. These look super tasty! I will definitely have to try them out:)

    Lesleigh
    http://pearlsonastring.com

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  9. Are you in America??

    mmmm pretzels.

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    1. Is that a joke?! No but I often wish I was! I'm in the South East of England and they sell these round here xx

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