Guy's Knot for Nuthin, Everything Pretzel

Total Time:
38 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
18 min

Yield:
12 pretzels
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus 1/2 cup for work surface
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups grated sharp Cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  • In a glass measuring cup, add the warm water and the yeast. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.

  • In a food processor fitted with a dough blade, add the dry ingredients and the Parmesan and pulse together 3 times at 5 second intervals. Add in 1 egg and the warm water and yeast mixture. Mix until the dough comes together, pulse for 10 second intervals 3 times. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface or cutting board. Knead 10 to 12 times, adding a little flour, if sticky. Cut the dough in half and set aside.

  • Roll out 1 piece of dough to a 12 by 17-inch rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the Cheddar in the middle (short way). Fold 1/3 of the dough over, and sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the Cheddar. Fold the last third over and pinch the edges closed. Roll with a rolling pin to form an 11 by 15-inch rectangle. Cut into 1 1/2-inch lengthwise strips.

  • Pinch the cut edges together and then roll into cigar shape. Form into a pretzel shape and put on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Repeat with second ball of dough.

  • Beat the remaining egg and the milk in a small bowl. Mix well. Brush the formed pretzels with the egg mixture and then sprinkle evenly with the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes and kosher salt.

  • Bake until nicely browned, about 16 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Serve warm or room temperature.


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