Make sure you check that the dough is active before adding all your ingredients (see step 1). Then, once your dough has come together, add water if the dough seems too stiff or add flour if the dough seems too wet. When over-mixing isn’t a problem (and it isn’t when you’re making pretzels or other breads), you can keep on mixing until the dough feels just right – malleable, but not sticking to your fingers.
This recipe for soft pretzels with beer cheese specifies the air fryer to bake the pretzels, but rest assured you can bake them in the oven if you prefer. Simply transfer the parchment lined baking sheet to a 375ºF oven and bake for 7 to 12 minutes (depending on the size of the pretzel or knot), until nicely browned on top and baked through.
The beer cheese dip that goes along with the pretzels is also very easy to make – just a dump and stir recipe. It could be Octoberfest in your house tomorrow…
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Oh wow!!! Everything looks delicious! I have never cooked with beer, but I think I will now…Ty Meredith, more winners 🙂
I’m looking for a beer cheese soup recipe, would you have one to recommend?
Hi Donna. I’m afraid I haven’t developed a beer cheese soup recipe and I haven’t made a beer cheese soup in decades so I don’t have a recipe on hand to recommend. I do like this website a lot and you might check out their recipe: https://thewanderlustkitchen.com/30-minute-german-beer-cheese-soup/
Could you by chance make a video of how you made the pretzels?
I will put it on the list Jessica! 😀
I’m not lucky enough to have room for a stand mixer. Can the dough be made by hand? Any tips? Thanks.
Hi Megan. You absolutely can make this by hand, as long as you’re willing to put in the work. 🙂 You’ll mix the ingredients together with your hand or a spoon and then knead the dough by hand for about 15 – 20 minutes, until it stretches easily without ripping.