This is a favorite at our home on movie nights, especially when the kids were in high school. I've included two different ways to serve them; one dipped in a delicious cinnamon sugar coating and the other drizzled with a warm vanilla glaze. Choose your favorite!
1In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in brown sugar and salt. Add the cake flour; stir well. Add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
2Stir in the raisins. Place on a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl turning once to grease top. Cover and place in a warm place to rise, about 30 minutes.
3Punch dough down. Divide into 14 balls. Roll each ball into a 15 inch rope.
4In a medium bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water. Dip each rope into baking soda water and drain on paper towels. Form into pretzel shapes and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter,
Brush pretzels with additional melted butter. Then dip in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.
Warm canned frosting in micro until desired consistency. Drizzle over warm pretzels. Use leftover glaze, thinned with a little milk or 1/2 and half for dipping.