Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

BAKERS MANN

sweet + savory soft pretzels

Meet The maker

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Baker’s Mann is a small veteran-owners, husband and wife-operated, pretzel bakery. We started off in our home in North Augusta, SC and in early 2023 we moved to BaseOps Kitchen in Augusta, GA. We specialize in all things soft pretzels; from traditional soft pretzels to our new pretzels rolls (ei. ham and smoked gouda and philly cheesesteak) we have an ever expanding menu.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
We use high quality ingredients with zero preservatives. We stick to the traditional method of bathing our pretzels in a low lye concentrated bath just before baking. This allows for a process called caramelizing to give a beautiful mahogany, slightly crispy crust, and a soft, moist chewy inside. As the pretzel bakes this process takes place and the lye disappears and turns the starch on the surface to maltose so we can eat them without getting a tummy ache.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17. Baking is a beautiful visual representation of this. We take several ingredients that, when brought together, form this brand new, beautiful, delicious creation that is pleasing to the creator and has a designed purpose. Our faith is at the core of what we do and who we are.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I never really baked, wanted to bake, or liked baking until we opened up in March 20

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA. Downtown has a rather diverse collection of restaurants and we are enjoying seeing it come back to life.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
When I am making pretzels I enjoy knowing that they can be a catalyst for building relationships. I get use skills and resources provided by my Father in Heaven to do well for Him just like a child wants to do well and make Mommy and Daddy smile.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Find something that:
-you are passionate about.
-is uniquely you.
-you see a need for.