One of his favorite foods is soft pretzels. And beer. And brats. And cheese. So I figured...why don't I combine them!? The results were really extraordinary. I made a meaty/cheesy one for him and a vegan version for myself. My weakness is dipping sauces so I made a vegan spicy aioli to go with mine.
After boiling, the pretzel on the dogs is more puffed up and yellow than before.
Bake and enjoy!
Real dogs! Cause I think they are super cute! :-) And, if I'm being honest, I LOVE my new camera. I really need to RTFM (read the freaking manual) and figure out what all the buttons do. But, even as a total newb it's so much better at shooting in the dark cave that is my condo. Hurrah!
Vegan (with a non-vegan option) pretzel dogs made with a beer flavored dough. Easy, fun and delicious
- 1/2C Warm water
- 1Tbs Brown sugar
- 2tsp Salt
- 1C Warm beer
- 1 packet Active dry yeast
- 2Tbs Olive oil
- 4 1/2C Flour (all purpose)
- 2/3C Baking soda
- 8 Hot Dogs (or Sausages)
1. Combine the water, beer, salt and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the yeast and let sit for 5 minutes. The yeast should be nice and bubbly at this point. If it isn't your yeast might be dead, start over with fresh yeast! 2. Add the flour and olive oil to the bowl, mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined. My mixer took 3-4 minutes. 3. Shape the dough into a ball and transfer to a clean bowl that can hold double the current volume of the ball and has been lightly coated in olive oil. Cover loosely with a towel or plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place for 60 minutes or until doubled in size. 4. Boil a large pot of water and add the baking soda (carefully as it can boil over). And preheat oven to 450F. 5. Separate the dough into 8 pieces (this will make a high pretzel to dog ratio, you can split it to more dogs for a higher meat to pretzel ratio) and roll into a long rope, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Wrap around the dogs pinching tightly on the ends. 6. Working in small batches (1 or 2 dogs) add the dog to the boiling water for 30 seconds each. Remove dogs to a wire rack (or just a sheet) to dry. 7. Brush the boiled dogs lightly with olive oil and if desired sprinkle with salt or other herbs. 8. Bake for 15 minutes until pretzels are a deep golden brown. If desired, after 10 minutes top the pretzels with cheese and continue to bake the final 5 minutes. Cool pretzels and enjoy.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 dogs