Soft pretzels are always made with yeast dough and are in fact very similar to bagels in both composition and construction. Although there is such a thing as salt. Easy Pretzels the best homemade pretzel recipe that is super easy and failproof. Soft and chewy at the same time. So good Pretzelmaker, a Global Franchise Group, LLC Company. Home of the Worlds Best Soft Pretzel with domestic international franchise opportunities. If you are missing that good old fashioned taste you grew up with or are having a special event, there is no reason why you cant enjoy that once againAlmond Crunch Soft Pretzels photo tutorialIf you find soft pretzels as irresistible as I do, then this is the post for you. Homemade soft pretzels with an almond crunch topping just like at the mall are on the docket for today. And Ive got a photo tutorial on pretzel twisting for yousorrynotsorry. I have many food weaknesses, but my biggest one is the soft pretzel stand at the mall. If you see a few bare spots on your pretzels, while theyre still wet, dab some more chocolate on them using your finger. Now just let them dry and cool for an hour. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece into an 18inchlong rope. To shape dough into pretzels, form each dough rope. Jordan is fully aware of this deficiency in my parenting armor and she uses it to her advantage, quite often. She could beg for Sees Candy or Orange Julius all day long and Ill have to trouble saying no. But then we walk by the soft pretzel store. And my resolve crumbles. Into 5 million little pieces. Its kind of like when we walk by the kids shoes at Payless or Target. She knows shes getting a new pair as long as she works it correctly. Same goes with pretzels. After making Sallys and Averies multiple times, I finally decided I needed my own soft pretzel recipe. Because if I love them so much, Im sure you do too. I decided that, since there are so many soft pretzel recipes out there, that I wanted to make a copycat of one of my favorite mall flavors Almond Crunch Soft Pretzels. The result Holy carb addiction, Pretzelman. In other words, I achieved success. The base pretzel recipe is actually one Ive been tweaking to make my own homemade pizza dough. If there is one thing I love more than dessert or soft pretzels, its homemade pizzaUntil that recipe is 1. And because making soft pretzels is sometimes scary how did she make that twist Im going to show you how. Ready Okay, lets begin. First, start with your risen dough. Before you continue, you put a pot of water onto boil. Youre going to boil these pretzels to get that pretzel texture Then you slice your dough into 1. Roll each piece into a 1. Then, roll each pretzel rope until its double that, about 2. Time to start pretzel twisting like a pro Form a U. Cross over the tops of the U. Twist it once. Then fold it down and seal the tops to the bottom of the pretzel. And voiala You have a pretzel Now its time for the boiling, topping, and baking. Here are a few tips Make sure the pot youre using for boiling is large enough to hold 8 1. Once the water has boiled you add baking soda, and that can cause the water to bubble up and over if theres not enough room. To top the pretzels, brush them with butter and sprinkle with the almondsugar mixture you pulse almonds sugar in the food processor. Try not to get too much of the nut mixture on the cookie sheet. Theyll brownburn faster than the pretzel, which wont hurt the pretzel, but itll smell. Dont want almond topping No problem Brush them with butter before baking, then brush with butter after and sprinkle with salt or cinnamon sugar. These pretzels are great plain too The one thing you need to make sure of That you have someone to share them with. Otherwise youll eat them ALLI kind of did 1. These homemade soft pretzels are boiled for that mall pretzel shop tasteAdd some almond crunch topping for a copycat pretzel thats better than at the store Ingredients 1 cup hot water about 1. F2 14 teaspoons active dry yeast Red Star Yeast is my favorite2 tablespoons packed brown sugar. Directions Note you can make these without a stand mixer by stirring by hand, then kneading until the dough comes together,but I used a stand mixer. Fit a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Place hot water, yeast, and brown sugar in the bottom of your stand mixer bowl. Let sit until the yeast is fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the salt and 2 tablespoons of melted butter to the yeast mixture. Stir with the paddle attachment. Add flour and stir until the dough is semi combined and starts to stick to the paddle. Switch out the paddle attachment for the dough hook. Continue mixing, raising the speed to medium high, until the dough forms a ball and the sides of the bowl are mostly clean. The dough should be slightly tacky but not wet. If its too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until you can touch the dough with just a bit of stickiness your hands should stay mostly clean but not totally. Transfer the ball of dough to a bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit until doubled in size, about 1 2 hours. Bring a large pot of water to boil about 8 1. Make sure there is at least 4 5 inches at the top of the pan that has no water so there is room to add the baking soda in step 1. Preheat oven to 4. Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 1. Roll each piece into a rope that is 1. Let them sit for 5 minutes. Form each pretzel roll rope until it is double in size about 2. Form it into a U shape. Cross the top ends of the U over each other. Twist once then fold over into a pretzel shape. Press the ends onto the bottom of the pretzel to seal. Repeat with remaining dough. Line 2 cookie sheets with silpat baking mats or parchment paper. Once the water is boiling, add baking soda to the water. Boil each pretzel for about 4. Continue until all the pretzels are boiled. Place almonds and granulated sugar in a food processor and pulse until the almonds are small pieces. Brush each pretzel with melted butter from the 2 tablespoons remaining. Sprinkle with the almond and sugar mixture. Try not to get too much on your pan, it will brown in the oven. This wont hurt the pretzels, but it will smell. Ready To Bake Cookies. Bake pretzels for about 8 1. Let cool before eating. Notes Leave off the almond crunch topping and just brush with melted butter and salt for a more traditional soft pretzel, or brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat. All images and text Dorothy Kern for Crazy for Crust. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. Red Velvet Soft Pretzels. EASY no rise Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites. Cake Mix Soft Pretzels. Sweets from friends Soft Pretzel Bites by The Slow Roasted Italian. Soft Pretzel Sandwich Rolls by Foodie with Family. Soft Pretzels with Butterscotch Ganache by Something Swanky.