Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Whole Wheat Pretzels

This is a fast recipe to make a quick appetizer OR an afternoon snack for kids coming home from school; or chow down on them yourself! This is not the official pretzel that you would make the basic bread dough; shape into a pretzel; boil the dough for 30 seconds; bake @ 350 for 15 or until golden brown.

As you know my mantra is fast and easy. This Cheese Pretzel fits that bill. You will be able to serve pretzels as a new healthy snack and not have a lot of time into the project. I will be making the official pretzels in the near future and will give you a blow by blow pic detail of the step process.

For now, enjoy a quick whole wheat pretzel!

Whole Wheat Cheese Pretzels 3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp raw sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 Tbs cold butter
2/3 cup milk
1 egg beaten
Coarse salt

Step One:
Combine whole wheat flour, shredded cheddar cheese, baking powder, raw sugar, salt & butter in your Bosch Mixer with your gourmet whips. The whips will cut the butter into the flour nicely.

Step Two:
Change from the gourmet whips to the Bosch dough hook and add milk Knead 2 minutes. The dough will be tacky.
Step Three:
Now, for a first for me to tell you...Flour the counter surface and your pizza roller to roll the dough out into large rectangle 8" wide. (see pic). Cut the rectangle dough into strips and roll bread dough into 10 to 12" ropes. Tie the rope into a pretzel knot (click here to see pic).

Step Four:
Place on grease stainless steel cookie sheet With a pastry brush, brush the pretzel dough with the beaten egg; then sprinkle with the coarse salt. Bake @ 400 degrees for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Best if eaten hot!

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