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Friday, January 11, 2013

How to Make a Stuffed Pretzel


Stuffed pretzels are the kind of stuff delicious is made of. They sound kind of intimidating though because how in the world do they get that good stuff in there? It's actually super easy. It just goes snake, flatten, fill and pinch closed.

Step 1 - Make your dough just like in the recipe for soft pretzels and divide the dough into golf ball sized lumps. Roll each ball into a snake or rope.

Step 2 - Flatten your snake with a rolling pin. Make it at least a few inches wide so you'll have room for your filling.

Step 3 - Place your desired filling down the middle of the flattened snake. Don't overfill or it'll be hard to close up.

Step 4 - Fold the dough over the filling and pinch it closed. Once it is completely pinched close. Roll the snake again gently to make it a rope again.

Step 5 - Proceed as outlined in the recipe. Twist into a pretzel shape (or whatever shape you desired), dip in the baking soda/water solution, and bake at 500 degrees for about 6-8 minutes until golden brown.

Let's take a closer look:




What are you going to fill it with? Some of my favorite are pizza (sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni), spinach artichoke dip, or cream cheese topped with cinnamon sugar. What's your favorite?



3 comments:

  1. I enjoy pretzels stuffed with chocolate, syrup and even bacon. Silly me for not being imaginative enough to try bits of pepperoni.

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    1. Mmmm, I think you've inspired me! Maybe a chocolate bacon pretzel...how could it NOT be good?

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  2. I'm stuffing mine with cheese (I prefer muenster), turkey and bacon. Going for the lean pocket taste. Wish me luck!

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