This is an easy bread recipe that you can make. It is a copy-cat for Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels.
When I lived in in Washington and Oregon,I had not heard about Auntie Anne’s pretzel store. When I moved here in KS and went to a mall here, I was met with a very delicious aroma of cinnamon in one of the small stalls.The line was really long and the people were eager to get a taste of those pretzels. My curiosity won me over and in a second, I was one of those people who crazily wait to get their pretzels.
One try of the pretzels and I was hooked.
Today, when I was monitoring my bank statement, Auntie Anne’s, it showed was a big expense each month. Why is that? Because when I am bored, I go to Auntie Anne’s. When I crave something good, I go there. One time when my husband came home late, he has an Auntie Anne’s package just to surprise me. When I am going to Barnes and Noble, which is often, I swing by the mall to get the pretzels.
As I said, the list of Auntie Anne’s bill in our in bank statement was ridiculously long, you’d think I am the owner of the store. It is a big chunk of money spent on pretzels – when I know I can save money if I make my own.
So I am taking over, and I decided to be pro active in tackling this Auntie Anne’s spending addiction into my small hand. I am not going to spend another penny on this store ( only sometimes) – I AM MAKING MY OWN VERSION OF THE PRETZELS.
I wish that I can claim that this is exactly the same taste as the pretzels there, but it is good in its own right. Good enough that when the pretzels came out from the oven, I zestily consumed three and later in the day, I got another 2 more. And to think, I am claiming I am on a diet.
It is good enough that when I was so stuffed, I was still craving for it . I was imagining pairing my coffee and tea with these pretzels. It is good enough that I drove and braved the wind and freezing temperature to get my baking soda, because we just ate the 16 pieces of the pretzels, and I have to re-make it. I need the baking soda for another batch of pretzels for tomorrow.