Beer Cheese & Homemade Pretzel Bites Recipe
  • 12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1.5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 12 oz. beer, preferably a brown ale or dark beer
  • 5 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tube or container pre-made pizza dough
  • ⅓ cup baking soda
  • 1 egg beaten
  1. Beer Cheese:
  2. Toss cheese with cornstarch in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Whisk together beer, milk, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until gently steaming, whisking frequently to prevent scorching.
  4. When beer mixture is warm, add cheese, stirring until completely melted, bubbling slightly, and thickened. Stir in hot sauce and season with salt to taste; serve immediately.
  5. Pretzel Bites:
  6. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees for the pretzel bites.
  7. Roll out pizza dough on top of a cutting board.
  8. Cut dough into 2" by 2" squares, roll up into balls.
  9. Boil 2 quarts of water in a deep pot or pan, add baking soda, stir.
  10. Add dough balls and cook for 2 minutes, or until they puff up.
  11. Remove dough balls with a slotted spoon, and place on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
  12. Brush a good amount of the egg on top of each dough ball, then sprinkle the whole cookie sheet with salt.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Allow to cool.
  15. Serve with your beer cheese & enjoy!
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