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Beer soft pretzel recipe with beer bottle and pretzels stacked up

Homemade Soft Pretzels with Mustard Sauce

These homemade soft pretzels have beer baked into them, which lends the dough so much flavor. Serve alongside a homemade mustard dipping sauce for the ultimate game day snack!
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Ingredients

For the pretzels:

  • 12 ounces beer, lukewarm (110-115 degrees) I used Drake's blond ale
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more for the top of the pretzels
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons 1/4 ounce instant dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 10 cups water
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk and 1 tablespoon water whisked together for the egg wash

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions 

For the pretzels:

  • If your beer is not room temperature, heat it briefly in a saucepan over low heat or microwave it in a microwave safe bowl for 20 second intervals until just barely warm to the touch, 110-115 degrees F.
  • Place the beer in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and whisk to combine. Sprinkle the yeast over the the beer mixture evenly and let stand 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • Fit the mixer with the dough hook, then add the flour and butter to the beer mixture. Stir on low speed just until combined.
  • Increase the speed to medium and knead the dough about 5 minutes, or until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn out the dough into a bowl greased with canola oil and cover. Place in a warm spot and let rise about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and lightly oil parchment paper for (2) baking sheets and set aside.
  • Turn the dough out onto a counter -- do not sprinkle flour on the surface -- and gently deflate. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces, and using your hands, roll into ropes about 18" long.
  • Form the ropes into pretzels and set on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Place the water and baking soda in an 8-quart pot with the baking soda and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat slightly and add the pretzels, only a few at a time, and boil for 30 seconds each.
  • Remove from the water with a slotted spoon or spatula, and place back on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining pretzels, then brush each one lightly with egg wash. Sprinkle some kosher salt over the tops
  • Bake in the middle and upper third of the oven for 12-15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through the baking time. When the pretzels are a deep brown color, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

For the sauce:

  • Place the mustard and maple syrup in a medium bowl and stir until combined. Chill until ready to use. Enjoy with warm soft pretzels!

Notes

  • Total time above includes 1 hour for the dough to rise.
  • Store leftover pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature. Just heat and enjoy!
  • Pretzel recipe adapted from Just a Taste.
  • Dipping sauce recipe by Flavor the Moments.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 3923mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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