Pretzel bites stuffed with cheddar cheese are the perfect appetizer for football games or parties! These pretzel bites are out of this world amazing! I love pretzels, it’s almost like an addiction.
Soft pretzels in a bite-sized morsel are perfect for hors d’oeuvres, party snacks or just anytime you decide you deserve one.
Seriously, I may need help!
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup warm water (110˚F)
1 cup warm milk (110˚F)
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
6 cups water
4 teaspoons baking soda
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1-2 tablespoons coarse salt
How to make Pretzel Bites with Cheese:
Step 1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and warm water and let rest 5-8 minutes until foamy.
Step 2. In another bowl, stir together the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and warm milk until dissolved.
Step 3. Add 2 1/2 cups flour and milk mixture to the yeast. Attach the dough hook and knead dough at low speed until a smooth and elastic ball forms, 5 to 7 minutes. If dough is sticky, you can add up to an additional 1/2 cup flour.
Step 4. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
Step 5. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 4 equal pieces. Roll one of the four sections into a 12×4-inch rectangle.
Step 6. With the long side facing you, gently press 1/4 cup of cheese into the bottom third of the dough.
Step 7. Roll as tightly as possible, starting with the end that has the filling.
Step 8. Cut into 12 1-inch pieces and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining 3 portions of the dough.
Step 9. Let rest, uncovered, at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400˚F.
Step 10. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the baking soda and lower heat to a simmer. Carefully boil pretzels in batches, putting the pretzels into the poaching liquid, seam side down.
Step 11. Poach for 10 seconds then carefully turn the pretzel over in the liquid. Poach other side for 10 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon to the same prepared sheet pans, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining pretzels.
Step 12. Bake in preheated oven until golden-brown, about 15 minutes.
Step 13. Brush warm pretzel bites with melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Serve warm with honey mustard dipping sauce.
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Source: Lizzy Goes Dutch
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