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Dough isn't rising....

Trying to make these... but my dough isn't rising... any suggestions... 

Copy Cat Recipe – Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • Rock Salt for Topping
  • 1 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons warm water
  1. Prepare yeast as instructed on the packet
  2. - Add oil to the yeast and stir.
  3. - In a separate bowl mix place powdered sugar, butter, flour and salt. Mix. Place yeast mixture into the dry ingredient bowl.
  4. Flour a surface and knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
  5. Place dough in a covered bowl ( I use plastic wrap) and let it rest for about an hour at 80 degrees. Dough should double in size.
  6. Preheat oven at 425
  7. Take dough and cut into 8 sections. And roll into a long rope.
  8. Below is a video on how to make the pretzel shape.
  9. Prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda. ( It will give the pretzel that wonderful brown color).
  10. Dip each pretzel into the bath.
  11. Place pretzel on to parchment paper on top of a baking sheet.
  12. Bake for about 10 minutes or until pretzel is brown.
  13. Blush melted butter ( additional butter ) onto each and sprinkle salt on top.


Asked by Crafty26 at 6:03 PM on Dec. 29, 2012 in Food & Drink

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Answers (27)
  • You can try this, if there is any oomph left in it it should rise. Heat your oven for only one minute at 450 degrees. Turn the oven off and put the dough in the oven. Leave it in there for an hour. It might be that your house id just too cold.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:18 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • OKay I just googled. You used the wrong yeast. Rapid rise is and Instant yeast you would use in things such as a bread machine.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:32 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Could just have bad yeast. Could be that it's not warm enough where ou have the dough sitting.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:05 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Bad yeast to cold were it is rising.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • Did you proof the yeast in the water? Did it bubble up at that time?
    Did you add anything hot? If you did you will kill the yeast and it will not rise.
    Did you cover it and put it in a warm but not reafty place? I actually mist the cloth I cover with so the dough has more moisture. a dried/ crusted surface may prevent rising.
    Other than that I got nothin'

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:08 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • I did not even catch that it was the wrong yeast! Good call Kristi!!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:35 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • There may not be a solution, unfortunately. Your yeast was likely "dead" :( Did it proof? (get sort of bubbly)

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:05 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • You might have gotten the water too hot. Yeast can be really fussy, which is why I avoid cooking with it. The yeast might have been too old. You probably have to try again with new yeast. Sounds like a yummy recipe.

    Answer by Ballad at 6:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • You can cook it but it will probably be too hard to ear.

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2012

  • directions on the yeast said to mix it into the dry ingredients...

    Did you miss where it said to prepare it first according to the directions on the packet of yeast?
    Usually you prrof it by mixing it with a tablespoon or so or warm water and letting it sit for 10 minutes to proof (bubble)

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:13 PM on Dec. 29, 2012