I made Auntie Anne's Copycat pretzels for Adam and hubby last Friday. The recipe was taken from Get Your Grub On blog. Many thanks to the owner [s].
It was an easy recipe, with basic ingredients; flour, yeast, salt, warm water. Just let the mixer do the mixing & kneading and wait for an hour for the dough to double. Roll your dough as thin and long as you can since Auntie Anne's pretzel was famous for the thin and long dough.
The rolling job needed a large working area so I did it on my counter top and the twisting-the-dough-to- become-pretzel was fun! And baked it for 4 mins,rotate and baked another 4 mins. Easy! For more info and step-by-step details, please click on the link above. :D
Even though I tried to roll it as thin as I can, the dough seems to 'bounce' back to the previous size. It was a bit hard to 'stretch' the dough out. So I ended up with a bit chubby-looking pretzels instead of slender pretzels. Debab pretzel ku..thee
But, fret not, the taste of this debab pretzel was almost the same as Auntie Anne's pretzel. At least to my own taste buds. Chewy and a bit salty, which I liked, mixed with the cinnamon-y sweet topping and butter. Yup, I made the cinnamon-sugar version instead of the original pretzel with kosher salt. Simply because I don't have coarse/kosher salt in my pantry.
On the other note, hubby is down with flu, and all of us ended up staying inside the house for the past 2 days. Definitely not an ordinary weekend for us . Will try to go out for a walk this evening, if the rain decides not to shower this blessed land-lah. hehe
On diet regime, I managed to shed another 3.5 kilos, a total of 6.5 kilos so far. Alhamdulilah. I managed to fight my appetite a.k.a napsu makan hehe even though there were some "out-of-track"incidents. I'm in PMS mode, so the desire to eat is high and I'm craving for sweet stuffs to munch now. Hehe What I need to do next is to get my lazy bumps on the jogging track!! Exercise more, so I can shed more kilos faster and healthier. Go go!!
I still have another 7-8 kilos to go! Aja aja fighting! <-- melayu nyer version ape? Msia boleh? hehe