Salted Beer Soft Pretzel


October 23, 2018 By:
Tagged: Butter Butter. Game Day Game Day. Game Day Appetizers Game Day Appetizers. Snacks Snacks. Appetizers & Snacks Appetizers & Snacks. Beer Beer. Fun Snacks Fun Snacks. Baked Baked.
Prep:
90 minutes
Cook:
Serves:
6
Get in the game day spirit with these football-shaped soft pretzels, served up with your favorite dipping sauces.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and buttermilk. Add the sugar and stir in with a spoon. Add the eggs, butter, flour and salt and combine using a dough hook attachment. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula occasionally. This will be a fairly sticky dough. Continue to mix until the dough is smooth.
  3. Place the dough onto a well floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes. Spray the mixing bowl with cooking spray and place the dough round back into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour or so.
  4. In a large saucepan, bring the beer and baking soda to a simmer, stirring the foam down. Then remove from the heat.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a rectangle shape, about 1/2-inch thick. Use a pastry or pizza wheel to cut thin strips to shape your pretzel into a football.
  6. Dip each piece into the warm beer for about 10 seconds. Remove with either a strainer or slotted spoon. Lay the pieces on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper and form your pretzel footballs.
  7. Sprinkle with coarse salt and place in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 10-11 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.