Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese Sauce Recipe

Serve these pretzels with your favorite beer at your next casual gathering.
Pub-Style Pretzels With Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels With Beer Cheese

By: Abigail Barnes
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Ingredients

Yield: 6-8 pretzels
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 packet active yeast
4 cups all-purpose flour (will need extra for kneading)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon flavored seasoning of your choice (This recipe uses McCormick Grill Mates Molasses & Bacon)

Smoked Gouda and Cheddar Beer Sauce Ingredients

Yield: about one cup
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup of beer (This recipe uses Sierra Nevada for its strong taste. Use a wheat beer or blonde ale for a milder taste.)
1/2 cup grated smoked Gouda
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a non-stick baking mat on a cookie sheet.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add yeast to warm water. Stir until dissolved. Stir in salt and sugar. Once mixed, add flour one cup at a time. Mix thoroughly until dough is thick and no longer sticky.
3. Create a floured surface for kneading. Knead dough for approximately 5 minutes. Separate dough into even sections, about six.
4. Roll dough into ropes (Image 1), making width even throughout. Make pretzel shapes by creating a circle with the dough. Twist ends and press down to finish shape (Image 2).
5. On a plate, mix sea salt and seasoning together for sprinkling. Beat egg in a small bowl and brush on pretzel tops. Place pretzels on baking sheet, and sprinkle salt mixture on top.
6. Bake for 10 minutes. After the first 5 minutes, switch to broil. Keep an eye on them to avoid over-browning. Remove from oven and serve warm with beer cheese dip.

Smoked Gouda and Cheddar Beer Sauce

1. In small saucepan, heat beer on low until it bubbles. Slowly whisk in flour, then add cheese (Image 3). Whisk until smooth.
2. Add sour cream, mustard and paprika while whisking. Add more flour for a thicker sauce, or more beer for a thinner sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.

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