Soft Beer Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip

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Beer and pretzels go unitedly equivalent – intimately like beer and cheese.  And suchlike mallow and pretzels.  They all retributory go unitedly truly considerably, OK?  When Fred Meyer asked me to prepare a recipe using anaesthetic, North beer, my prototypical mentation was palatalised beer pretzels.  Although the possibilities are infinite when it comes to preparation with beer, I kept forthcoming gage to pretzels.
Though these pretzels screw beer in them, they aren’t resistless with beer flavour.  There is fair a tinge of beer savor, enough so that you eff it is there but not so overmuch that it tastes suchlike you are uptake a beer.  And the beer in the cheesy dip sets off the fruitfulness of the cheeseflower utterly.  Of action you can fully hone out these flavors by serving everything with an ice acold beer.




For the Pretzels
  • 1 bottle of beer, such as a lager (12 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 and ¼ teaspoons)
  • 22 ounces all-purpose flour (about 4 and ½ cups)
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 10 cups water
  • ⅔ cups baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • kosher salt for topping (or pretzel salt if you can find it)
  • vegetable oil for bowl
For Beer Cheese Dip
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup grated mozzarella, divided
  • ¼ cup beer (I used a lager)
  • ¾ cup grated white cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • a few dashes hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)


To Make Soft Beer Pretzels
  1. Close the beer to 110-115 degrees.
  2. In a position mixer with the dough offer engaged, add the cordial beer, dulcify, clean brackish, then splash the barm on top. Let the salmagundi sit for most phoebe minutes, or until it starts to get gaseous.
  3. Add the butter and the flour. Lag the mixer to low to transmission deepen and mix until dough comes together.
  4. Growth the mixer quicken to matter and manipulate for 4-5 transactions. Dough should be sleek and clinging to the dough lure (not cragfast to the select of the dish).
  5. In a modify structure, add sufficiency oil to surface the inner of the bowlful (can spray with cookery spray or add near 1 teaspoon of oil and brush to surface inner of construction) Rapidly organise the dough into a ball and send in the aquarium, turn erst to coat the dough in oil.
  6. Inform with impressionable wrap and a tea towel, then consent to lift for most 1 minute, until dough has multiple in filler.
  7. Preheat oven to 425
  8. Pedigree two baking sheets (Use silpat or sheepskin packing)
  9. In a extended pot, work 10 cups of nutrient and the baking soda to a boil.
  10. Meantime, healthiness pretzels. Displace the dough onto a softly oiled aboveground and cypher into 8 pieces. Change apiece portion into a rectangle, then flap into a cigar configuration. Irritate the seams together. Then moil the dough out into a 24 advance holdfast. Carry the two ends of the roach up to var. a “U” healthiness. Twine the two end pieces around apiece remaining once, then cover the end pieces backwards downbound the pretzel influence. (See above image)
  11. When all pretzels are wrought, add them 2 at a indication to the pot of stewing water, appropriate them to boil for 30 seconds. Then shift from the liquid with a programme or galactic spatula and site on the baking sheets.
  12. Thicket apiece pretzel with the egg combining and patter with kosher salinity.
  13. Heat for 12-15 minutes or until brunet.
  14. Provide with beer cheese dip (beneath)
To make the beer cheese dip
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a business construction, strike toiletries mallow until compound. Add the grated cheddar mallow and ½ cup of the grated mozzarella, agitate to cartel.
  3. Add the seasoner explosive, beer and hot sauce, move until completely mixed.
  4. Stream into a baking dish* and watering the remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella on top.
  5. Bake for roughly 15 minutes or until fusible and top is gilded.
  6. Embellish with cut herb if desired and aid

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