Ham & Cheese Pretzel Pastries2014-02-14
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 60m
These breakfast pretzel bites are so yummy! My entire family can’t stop eating them, and they are so easy to make. Enjoy!
1 cup warm milk (about 110 F)
1 Tbsp brown sugar (honey, agave nectar, or granulated sugar)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp yeast
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, adjusted
2 cups finely chopped ham
2 cups shredded Mozzarella or favorite cheese
2 Tbsp water
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2-1 tsp baking soda
1 egg, beaten
kosher salt for sprinkling, optional
1) In a large bowl mix together the milk, sugar, salt, and yeast until bubbles form and let ferment about 10-15 minutes. Gradually add in the flour until you have soft dough.
2) Grease a large glass or plastic bowl, place the dough inside, turning once to coat. Cover and let rise for about 2 hours until doubled.
3) Lightly flour your working surface and punch down the dough. Roll out to a 12×16″ rectangle. Cut into 4 equal rectangles. In each row place 1/2 cup of the ham and 1/2 cup of the cheese down the center. Fold over 1/3 of the dough. Dip finger or a pastry brush in water and brush along the other long end of the dough. Fold over and seal, then roll over and shape into an even loaf. Cut into 1 inch pieces and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
4) Preheat oven to 450 F. Boil 1/2 cup of water and add the baking soda stirring to dissolve. Use a pastry brush to coat each pretzel bite with mixture. Use a pastry brush to give each pretzel an egg wash. Bake for about 10-15 minutes until golden brown.