How to Make an Auntie Anne's Pretzel

How to Make an Auntie Anne's Pretzel

Mixing Pretzel Dough

Mixing Pretzel Dough

Rolling Pretzels

Rolling Pretzels

Twisting Pretzels

Twisting Pretzels

Preparing Pretzels for Baking

Preparing Pretzels for Baking

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Topping and Baking Pretzels

Finishing the Pretzel

Finishing the Pretzel

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How To Make Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels

Finishing the Pretzel

Finishing the Pretzel

Topping and Baking Pretzels

Topping and Baking Pretzels

Preparing Pretzels for Baking

Preparing Pretzels for Baking

Twisting Pretzels

Twisting Pretzels

Rolling Pretzels

Rolling Pretzels

Mixing Pretzel Dough

Mixing Pretzel Dough

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Jay Stewart

Passionate Pretzel Maker , Auntie Anne's

www.auntieannes.com  

717-435-1435

For over 9 years, Jay has promoted pretzel perfection in his role as an Auntie Anne's Store Support Representative. He provides operational, business consulting, and marketing support services to stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Working for a company that makes over 500,000 pretzels every two days, Jay enjoys sharing his pretzel making expertise.

 

Twisting Pretzels

Pretzel maker Jay Stewart demonstrates how to twist pretzels when making Auntie Anne's pretzels.

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Twisting Pretzels

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Jay Stewart: Hi, I am still Jay Stewart and I am from Auntie Anne's and I am going to show you how to make soft pretzels in your home. Right now we are going to twist and don't worry about the degree of difficulty, I thought I would never be able to do this and look at me now, coming to your house through video. After we have our dough strip cut, you are going to grab the ends in both hands about a foot apart, left hand a little bit higher and in a sense you are just going to lasso and then bring it down to the counter. So do it in large motion, just twist it and down to the counter and once you have it, you want to press your toes. We actually call the end of our pretzels toes, pretzels do have body parts. So again about a foot up a width and you are going to lasso and then bring it down to the counter and press your toes up and pinch, do it more appropriately and then shape your pretzel and the result is a pretzel made for baking. And we will show that again, just like you are lassoing the what do they call? Lassoing in in the rodeos and some of you maybe professionals already and that's how we do it in our stores. If you are struggling with this which believe me it has taken me 10 years to get to this part, you can also take your dough strip and form a U on your counter and then you take the toes, the ends and then just fold them over once and then fold them again twice, wrap them around and then bring the toes down and you want maybe a couple of inches apart from each other to get the nice pretzel shape and then pull the tops separate a little bit so you get a nice V at the top and then you have a pretzel made for baking. To do that again you have your dough strip, you are going to lay it on the counter, on your counter at home and form a U, you are going to take your toes and you are going to wrap it around once and then you are going to do it a second time and till you get knot and you are going to bring your toes down and then pinch the ends, then you got to grab the tops of your pretzels and just separate them a little bit to form the nice V at the top and viola, an Auntie Anne's pretzel, ready for your over. Next, I am going to show you how to prepare your pretzels for baking.