Sesame and Cheese Pretzels

Sesame and Cheese Pretzels

These pretzels are one of my favorites as my mother used to make them pretty often, especially on holidays. They are cheesy and flaky, almost melting in your mouth, totally irresistible. 


Just had to share with you the recipe for these mouth watering sesame and cheese pretzels, once you start eating you can hardly stop. They worth all the time invested. Somehow they are even better after a couple of days, that is why these pretzels are the perfect appetizer or snack that can be made a couple of days in advance for parties, holidays or family gatherings. Kids really enjoy it. 


Give it a try, you won't regret that you did. 



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  • Makes about 40-50 mini pretzels
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 tbsp lard, optional
  • 1 egg
  • 50 ml oil
  • 50 ml milk
  • 25 g fresh yeast
  • 50 g cheese, grated
  • 3 cups flour
  • salt
  • Topping
  • 1 egg
  • sesame seeds
  1. In a large bowl mix butter with lard, egg and oil. Dissolve yeast in milk and add to butter mixture. Add flour, salt and cheese and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour, to let the yeast develop.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). 
  3. Split the dough in 2 3 pieces, roll out each piece on a floured surface to a rectangular of 1/4" thick and cut pretzels using a pretzel cutter. Place the pretzels onto a baking tray. (you will need 2 baking trays). Add the left-over dough to the other pieces and repeat this step until all dough is done.
  4. Beat egg and brush over pretzels. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden-brown.
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Nutrition facts 1 Pretzel - Calories:63, Fat:3.6 g, Saturated Fat:1.6 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:6.1 g, Protein:1.5 g, Cholesterol:13 mg, Calories from Fat 32, Sodium 21 mg, Vitamin A 1%, Calcium 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade B-, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On April 28, 2011 at 06:18 pm, Joy said...
I love love pretzels. I love the add of cheese.
On April 28, 2011 at 08:32 pm, Erin said...
Homemade Pretzels are a huge hit at my house. These look like something we need to try!
On May 02, 2011 at 03:29 pm, briarrose said...
I would be in snack heaven.
On June 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm, Carolyn said...
Do you need to punch the dough once it comes out of the fridge?

Not necessarily, just take it  form the fridge, split it in 2 or 3 and start rolling each piece. That is enough. Let me know how they turned out for you. 

On November 08, 2015 at 03:36 am, Suzayn said...
Can we substitute fresh yeast for active dry or instant yeast

Sure.. should be as good :) let me know if you try them out

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