Pizza Pretzel Bites

Melissa Williamson

By
@georgiagirl48

We loves pretzels and I make them for the parties and holidays. It takes a while to get done with it but it is so much fun. I love make and bake and cook things. Baking and cooking is my favorite #1 hobby. It is so good and tasty.


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Serves:

4 1/2 bites

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 45 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
warm water
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 pkg
active dry yeast
3 oz
(6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 tsp
kosher salt
4 1/2 to 5 c
all purpose flour
canola oil
pepperoni slices, cut into small pieces
shredded mozzarella cheese
5 qt
water
3/4 c
baking soda
1
whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
coarse sea salt
pizza sauce for dipping

PIZZA SAUCE

1 6 oz
tomato paste
6
fluid ounces warm water
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/2
of a onion, chopped
3 Tbsp
freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
dried marjoram
1/4 tsp
dried basil
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp
dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the water, sugar, yeast, and butter. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2.Add the salt and flour to the yeast mixture. Knead dough at medium speed until a smooth and elastic ball forms, 3 to 4 minutes. If dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoons of flour at a time until dough comes together.
3.Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
4.Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 21 inch rope. Cut the dough into 3-inch pieces to make the pretzel bites.
5.Roll each bite flat with a rolling pin.
6.Stuff with pepperoni and cheese.
7.Fold over the dough and pinch the ends. Place on a baking sheet and continue until all pretzel bites are stuffed.
8.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the baking soda and lower heat to a simmer. Carefully boil pretzels in batches. Boil for about 30 seconds.
9.Remove with a large slotted spoon. Place pretzel bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the egg wash and season liberally with the salt. Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
10.Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.
2
1.Preheat a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, garlic, and onion and sauté until onions are clear. Mix in the tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt.
2.Simmer sauce for 20 minutes and spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.

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