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Pretzel bites with honey mustard



  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup brown mustard


Baking Directions:

In a small bowl, stir together the warm water and yeast.

Let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and kosher salt.

Slowly add the butter and stir to mix well.

Add the yeast mixture, oil and egg and stir with a wooden spoon until a rough dough comes together.

Turn out onto a lightly-floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

Place the dough in a clean, large, lightly-oiled bowl and cover with a kitchen towel.

Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Position a rack in the center of the oven and a second rack in the lower third of the oven.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  In a large pot, combine the baking soda with 8 cups water.

Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the baking soda.

Lightly spray two large sheet trays with cooking spray and set aside.

While the water is heating, punch down the dough and divide in four equal portions.

Roll each portion into a rope about 1 inch in diameter, then cut each rope crosswise into 1-inch pieces.

Working in batches, add the dough pieces to the boiling water, a dozen or so at a time (don’t crowd the pot) and cook for 30 seconds.

Using a slotted spoon or skimmer, remove from the water, let drain and dab onto a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture, then place on the prepared pan.

Immediately sprinkle with some of the sea salt.

When all the pretzel bites are boiled and salted, transfer to the oven and bake for five minutes.

Switch the pans between the racks and rotate them 180 degrees, then continue to bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes longer.

Transfer to wire racks and let cool slightly.

In a small serving bowl, stir together the honey and mustard.

Serve the pretzel bites warm with the honey mustard.