Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
I can only imagine that these are better for you than what the pretzel vendors churn out in the malls. ;) I like to enjoy them with garlic-horseradish mustard and a tall, dark beer. Hmmm, suppose then that circumnavigates the whole 'better for you thing'...
- 1 (1/16 ounce) packet active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
- cooking spray or oil
- 1 large egg white
- 2 tablespoons water
- sesame seeds (optional)
- Dissolve yeast, sugar and salt in warm water: let yeast mixture stand 5 minutes, or until foamy.
- Combine flours and cheese in large mixing bowl.
- Add yeast mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
- Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth.
- Cut dough into 32 pieces, using kitchen shears dipped in flour, or a floured dough slicer.
- Shape each piece into a ball.
- Roll each ball on a lightly floured surface to form a rope about 14" long.
- Twist each one into a pretzel shape; place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
- Combine egg white and water; mix well.
- Brush each pretzel with egg white mixture.
- You may also sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- Bake at 425° for 12- 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
I let my kids (5&4) make these and WoW so yummy! Awesome recipe, thank you!
For the past few days, I've been trying to bake with whole wheat flour. Nothing has turned out well. Assuming I was just a failure at baking, I went ahead and gave these a shot. They turned out perfectly! They have a wonderful soft texture, and the cheese adds a great flavor! I will definitely be making these time and time again. They're awesome!
I have never made a soft pretzel from scratch, but this was so darn easy that I'll be doing it all the time! I am making some into bite-sized bits with garlic powder, and cut some out with a glass for sandwich rolls with an added taste. Thanks a bunch!