Cheese-Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Amanda Brecht

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@amandabrecht

I don't remember where I found these, but I had to try them. I had never worked with yeast before, so I was a bit nervous, but they turned out to be easy to make. These are one heck of a tasty snack.


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Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

FOR DOUGH:

1 1/2 c
warm water (approximately 110 degrees)
2 pkg
active dry yeast (i used fleischmann's active dry yeast, which came with three 1/4 oz. envelopes)
4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
sea salt
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper (i chose to leave this out, as we do not like pepper)
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese
1
egg
3 c
shredded colby jack cheese

FOR TOPPING:

1
egg
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
poppy seeds
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
minced onion
1 tsp
sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large measuring cup, heat water to approximately 110º and sprinkle yeast over water. Stir to combine, gently, and let sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.
2
Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with a dough blade (I used a mixer with a dough blade), combine all dry ingredients and pulse to combine.
3
Add egg and yeast mixture and pulse in short bursts until the dough comes together. Do not over mix, you just want the dough to come together.
4
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times with your hands. If dough feels sticky, add a little more flour. Form the dough into a ball and cut in half.
5
Roll out 1/2 of the dough into a large rectangle, approximately 12"x17", sprinkle about 3/4 cup of the colby jack cheese down the center 1/3 of the dough. Fold one edge over the cheese and sprinkle with another 3/4 cup of cheese. Fold over the remaining 1/3 dough and pinch edges to seal cheese inside.
6
Roll out the dough again into an 11"x15". Cut the dough into six strips approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Roll each strip into a tube and form into a pretzel shape by looping and crossing the ends over each other, then tuck back onto the loop and pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining dough.
7
Preheat oven to 425º. In a small bowl, combine remaining egg and milk. Whisk to combine and set aside.
8
In another small bowl, combine poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt. Brush the pretzels liberally with the egg wash, then sprinkle with spice mixture.
9
Bake 18-20 minutes until light golden brown. Transfer pretzels to a wire rack to cool.

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