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Beer Pretzels with Jalapeno

Simple Beer Pretzels made with easy ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 412.5kcal
Author Healing Tomato

Ingredients

For The Flour

  • 2.25 cup All Purpose Flour Unbleached
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegan butter Melted
  • 1 cup Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold See Notes
  • 2 Jalapenos Deseeded, roughly chopped

For The Yeast

  • 1/4 cup Water warmed in the microwave for 20 sec
  • 2 tsp Active Dry Yeast

For Dipping The Pretzels

For Basting

  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 1 tsp Coarse Salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix ingredients for the yeast and set aside for 5 minutes
  • In a strong bottom pan, add the beer and heat it for about 2 minutes on low
  • In a bowl, add the flour, salt and sugar
  • Add the melted vegan butter and the yeast mixture
  • Add the beer slowly into the flour bowl and mix with hand
  • Mix into a dough
  • Lightly oil a glass bowl and place the dough in it
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for an hour
  • After an hour, preheat the oven to 400°
  • In a saucepan, boil the water and the baking soda
  • Lightly oil a baking tray and set aside
  • Lightly oil a piece of wax paper and set it next to the dough ball
  • Uncover the dough and punch it
  • Oil your hands and make small balls (about the size of baby mushrooms)
  • Add a piece of jalapeno in the middle and wrap the dough around it
  • Place the balls on the wax paper
  • Melt the basting butter in the microwave to melt it
  • Place each ball in the boiling water and keep it there for 30 seconds
  • Use a strainer to remove them from the water
  • Place them on the oiled baking tray and brush with the butter
  • Using a knife, slit the top of the pretzel balls
  • Top with the coarse salt and place in the oven
  • Bake for about 13-15 minutes until the top is browned
  • Let them cool before serving

Other Stuffing Ingredients

  • Olives
  • Capers
  • Cheddar Cheese

Notes

- You can use water instead of beer.   Use 1 cup water and about 2 Tbsp of orange juice
- Oven temperatures vary, so, keep an eye on your pretzels.  Remove from the oven when they are browned. 
- I made several batches of these pretzels which is why you see different sizes in the photo.  The best bites were those that were small sized
- After punching the dough, do not knead it.  You want to keep it as light and airy as possible

Nutrition

Calories: 412.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.25g | Protein: 8.5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 2945mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 3.3mg