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Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels, ham and cheese.......how can we go wrong?

Preparation time
1h
Cooking time
17m
Waiting time
3h

Ingredients

For 4 Dozen(s) ()

Recipe

  • 1/2 cup(s) finely chopped ham
  • 4 tablespoon(s) melted butter
  • 1 cup(s) warm milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cup(s) flour
  • 6 cup(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) yeast
  • 4 teaspoon(s) bakin soda
  • 2 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar, packed

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and warm milk until dissolved. In a large bowl combine 2 1/2 c flour, the milk mixture and the yeast. Stir until a soft dough forms. Add up to 1/2 c flour more if needed. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead a few times, forming a smooth ball
  2. Brush the inside of a large clean bowl with olive oil. transfer the dough to the bowl and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Allow to rise ina warm area for about 2 hours, unitl dough has doubled in size and bubbles appear on the surface.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 4 equal pieces. Lightly dust hand and rolling pin with flour. Roll one of the four sections into a 12x4 inch rectangle. With the long side facing you, gently press 1/4 of the ham and cheese into the bottom third of the dough, and roll as lightly as possible, starting with the end that has the filling. Cut into 12 1-inch pieces and trasfer to a gaking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining 3 portions of dough.
  4. Let rest, uncovered, at room temp for 30 min. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees
  5. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the baking soda and reduce heat to a gently simmer. Boil pretzels in batches cooking about 20 seconds each, turning once. they should be slightly puffed. use a slotted spoon to transfer them back to the baking sheets. Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 15 min. Brush warm pretzels with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Serve warm

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