What's more inviting that a salty homeade pretzel fresh from the oven? Give this recipe a try soon!
Recipe adapted very slightly from The Sweet and Simple Kitchen.
Makes 8 Pretzels
1 1/4 cup dark beer, warmed
1 package yeast
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups all purpose flour
1 egg beaten (for eggwash)
coarse salt, for sprinkling
1/4 cup baking soda
Sir Kensignton's Spicy Brown Mustard
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the beer and sprinkle with the yeast and 1 tbsp of brown sugar. Let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Once the yeast is activated, stir in the remaining brown sugar and melted butter. Turn the mixer on low speed and add the flour in three additions. Continue mixing for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic adding a little more flour one tablespoon at a time if the dough is too sticky. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and need by hand for 2-3 minutes. Grease a bowl with olive oil or butter and add the dough. Cover and let rise 60-90 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 450˚F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Bring a large pot of water to boil with 1/4 cup of baking soda.
Once your dough has risen, turn it out onto a clean work surface, that has not been floured. You want your dough to kind of stick to the work surface as this will make it easier to shape. Cut dough into 8 equal parts. Use your hands to roll each piece into about a 20 inch long rope. Work from the middle of the piece of dough and work your way to the edges to stretch and roll at the same time. Make a U shape with the dough rope bring the ends into the middle of the U shape and twist them over each other to link and press the ends into the bottom of the pretzel U gently. Set pretzel onto prepared baking sheet & repeat with remaining dough pieces.
Once you water is boiling, add pretzels to the water 2 at a time and let them boil for 30 seconds. Give them a couple dunks under the water while they boil. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the water and place back onto baking sheets.
Brush the pretzels with your egg wash. Sprinkle the pretzels generously with coarse salt.
Place in the oven to bake for 11-12 minutes or until a nice golden brown colour. Remove from the oven and serve with spicy mustard!
What else to make with Sir Kensington's Spicy Brown Mustard? We love these Pull Apart Ham and Cheese Sandwiches!