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Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce

20 mins Prep Time

15 mins Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 180 mL warm water

  • 8 grams brown sugar

  • 4 grams active dry yeast

  • 80 grams all-purpose flour

  • 160 grams whole wheat flour

  • 5 grams salt

  • 7 grams unsalted butter (melted)

  • Coarse or flaky salt

  • Baking soda, for water

  • 2/3 cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce

16 Steps

  • Step 1

    Mix warm water, brown sugar and yeast in a bowl of a stand mixer. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour to the bowl. Use the hook attachment and beat on low speed for 1 minute.

  • Step 3

    Add the melted butter and salt and keep beating until dough comes together. Scrape down sides of the bowl if necessary. Beat it for another 3-4 minutes or until dough forms.

  • Step 4

    Take the dough out of the bowl, slightly flour the bowl and put the dough back inside.

  • Step 5

    Cover the dough with a towel and allow it to rest for 1 hour.

  • Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 7

    Bring a large pot full of water to a boil.

  • Step 8

    In a meantime, place the dough on a very lightly floured surface. (The heavier you flour the work surface, the harder it is to roll the dough.)

  • Step 9

    Use a sharp knife or bench scraper and cut the dough into 6 equal pieces.

  • Step 10

    Roll out each dough ball into a 1 inch thick rope. Cut each rope into 1-1.5 inch pieces to make bites.

  • Step 11

    Add baking soda to the boiling water. Once the water boils, add 10-12 pretzels at a time into the water for 15-20 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to take the pretzels out and place them on prepared baking sheet. Repeat this for all the pretzels.

  • Step 12

    Sprinkle coarse or flakey salt on top. Bake them in the preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Step 13

    Once pretzels are in the oven, whisk milk, flour and cayenne pepper in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • Step 14

    Keep whisking and once the mixture thickens, add butter and cheddar cheese.

  • Step 15

    Mix until you achieve desired consistency, just keep in mind that the sauce will thicken as it cools down.

  • Step 16

    Remove the pretzels from the oven and serve warm with spicy cheese sauce.

Ingredients

  • 180 mL warm water

  • 8 grams brown sugar

  • 4 grams active dry yeast

  • 80 grams all-purpose flour

  • 160 grams whole wheat flour

  • 5 grams salt

  • 7 grams unsalted butter (melted)

  • Coarse or flaky salt

  • Baking soda, for water

  • 2/3 cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Tags:

Toronto Recipes

Spicy Cheese Sauce

Pretzel Bites

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzel Bites With Spicy Cheese Sauce