Before we had made some Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels, it was a huge success and did not last a day in our kitchen, today we had those cravings again so we will be making some pretzels but with a slight variation and use Almond toffee as the flavour. This was inspired by the almond toffee of Auntie Anne’s its soft and chewy it’s everything you want in a pretzel.
In a bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tsp white sugar in warm water, set aside for 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl combine flour, 1/2 cup soft brown sugar, and salt. Make a well in the centre the then pour the yeast mixture and the melted butter. Using hand, mix until it forms a dough, remove from bowl then knead until dough is smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl then cover with plastic wrap. Let it rise in a warm place for about an hour.
Divide the dough into 12 pieces then in a non-stick surface (not floured it will be hard to work out in a floured surface) roll each dough into a long rope and form it into a pretzel shape. Set aside.
In a bowl add baking soda and hot water.
Mix together 1 cup soft brown sugar and almonds then place on a large plate.
Dip each pretzel shaped dough in the baking soda solution.
Drench pretzels in almond sugar mixture then place in a lightly greased baking pan.
Bake in a 220C preheated oven for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven, spread some butter on top then serve.