When I moved to Los Angeles 30 years ago, I could not find a ‘real’ Philly style soft-pretzel – one that was both chewy and dense (similar to a bagel). All I could find were the soft and sugary pretzel available in malls.
I figured I could make my own soft-pretzels. After two years of research that included befriending a German Master Baker and a 2nd generation soft-pretzel baker who owns a soft-pretzel bakery in Philadelphia, I developed a recipe and a process for making an authentic Philly style pretzel–without actually being in Philly.
I made soft-pretzels almost every weekend and everyone raved about how great my pretzels were and that I should sell them. Well, with some trepidation and hesitation, I am testing the waters to see if there may be an opportunity to go bigger – dare I say even one day open a retail shop! And so with this website, I am now officially a soft-pretzel baker.