Homemade Pretzel Bites Recipe with Beer Cheese Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet dry active yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. of water
  • 4 quarts of boiling water
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer bowl combine warm water, yeast, and sugar- stir and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in melted butter, stir.
  3. Turn speed up to medium and mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and becomes smooth.
  4. While mixing at a low setting add flour, mix well to combine.
  5. If needed and dough seems too sticky add a bit more flour.
  6. Turn out onto a floured counter and knead a few times.
  7. Oil a large bowl well with canola or vegetable oil.
  8. Place dough in bowl, flip dough to coat, and cover- set aside and allow it to rise until doubled- approximately an hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 425°
  10. Separate dough into 6 smaller balls and roll each into a rope about 24” long
  11. After your large pan of water begins to boil, add baking soda.
  12. Drop in pretzel bites a dozen at a time and boil for 2 minutes.
  13. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider strainer to drain excess water.
  14. Slice off pieces about 1½” long.
  15. Place pretzels on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  16. Brush generously with egg wash.
  17. Sprinkle with large grain kosher salt.
  18. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  19. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Recipe by The Coupon Challenge at http://www.thecouponchallenge.com/homemade-pretzel-bites-recipe-beer-cheese-dip.html