Cheese Stuffed Pretzel

  • Yield 8 pieces
  • Prep 1 hour
  • Cook 12 minutes

A new spin on a classic mall snack; this sinfully delicious pretzel is warm, cheesy, and completely homemade.

Cheese Stuffed Pretzel
Carrian Cheyney

Ingredients

Dough:
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
For Boiling:
1 pot water
2/3 cup baking soda
For Baking:
1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water, whisked together (for egg wash)
Coarse salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and grease with oil.
  2. Combine water and sugar in a standing mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes. Add butter and stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Slowly add in liquid mixture. Using a dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until ingredients are well combined. Increase mixer speed to medium and knead until dough is smooth, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in oiled bowl. Cover with kitchen towel and place in warm area until dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.OSB 1
  5. Place dough on oiled counter. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into 24-inch rope, then flatten. Sprinkle with cheese down the center, then pinch sides to close.OSB 2
  6. Hold ends of rope in each hand, making a U-shape. Cross ends over one another and lay flat. Twist ends and press onto bottom of U-shape to form pretzel.OSB 3
  7. Combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil. Drop each pretzel in boiling water for 30 seconds.
  8. Place boiled pretzels onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush each pretzel with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 12 minutes, until dark golden brown.OSB 4

This recipe originally appeared as Cheese Stuffed Pretzel on ohsweetbasil.com.

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