Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Bread

Recipe by Calee
READY IN: 3hrs 45mins




  • In a small skillet cook onion in butter til tender but not brown, 7 minutes. Cool.
  • Mix together warm water yeast, 1 tbsp sugar, set aside to proof, about 10 minutes.
  • In a food processer mix together flour, cooled onion, egg, cheese italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Add yeast and water mixture. Mix until forms a soft dough.
  • Turn dough onto floured surface, knead 6-8 minutes.
  • Shape into ball place in lightly greased bowl turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place for 1 1/4 hours.
  • Punch down Turn out onto lightly floured surface and let rest for 10 minutes. This step is important. It makes the rope easier to work with.
  • Lightly grease Baking sheet. Roll dough into a 48 inch long rope.
  • On the baking sheet form the rope into a large pretzel shape by crossing one end over the other to form a circle, overlapping about 12 inches from each end.
  • Take one end in each hand and twist once at the point where the dough overlaps.
  • Lift each end across to the edge of the circle opposite.
  • Moisten the ends and tuck underneath. press to seal.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes.
  • Stir together egg white and 1 tbsp water, brush onto bread sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Bake in 375 oven for 20 minutes, then loosely cover with foil and continue baking another 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven cool on wire rack.
  • I serve this bread with a packaged cheese sauce, for dipping or spreading.