Yum! This Beer Pretzel recipe is sure to be a hit at your next get together! Serve with dip or queso for an extra fun treat. You can also make normal-shaped pretzels with this recipe, so its a great one to keep in mind!
1 bottle of amber beer
1 pkg active dry yeast
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
4 Cup all-purpose flour
10 Cup water
2/3 Cup baking soda
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp water
In a 7” XD nonstick pan heat the beer up to 110°F, remove from heat. Stir in the yeast until dissolved.
In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, salt, yeast/beer mixture and flour. Beat on medium speed until it becomes a soft, sticky dough.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until elastic. Usually about 6 - 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl (you can spray the bowl with cooking spray), cover with clean dish towel and let rise for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Punch dough down and divide and shape into 8 balls. Roll each ball into a rope or “snake” then cut each rope into 1” pieces to create nuggets.
Boil 10 cups of water and baking soda in an XD 5 qt pot. Drop 12 nuggets at a time and cook for 30 seconds. Remove with strainer or slotted spoon. Place on paper towels to drain.
Place on 1 - 2 XD double burner griddles. Wisk together 1 egg yolk with a tablespoon of water. Brush mixture over the pretzels and sprinkle with course salt. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until golden brown. Place on wire rack to cool.