Cheesy Pretzel Bread Recipe
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 packet of quick-rising yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6-8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp sugar (to allow the yeast to feed)
  • ⅓-3/4 cup of HOT water (not boiling)
Boiling Rolls
  • 6-8 cups of water
  • 2 tbsps baking soda
  • 2 tbsps sugar
Before Baking
  • ¼ cup of Cornmeal (for bottom of pretzel rolls)
  • 1 egg for glazing rolls
Step 1 – 40 minutes (10 Min Prep, 30 Min Rising)
  1. Combine flour, yeast, cheese, salt, sugar in food processor and blend.
  2. With the food processor going slowly add the water running. You'll need about ½ cup to ¾ cup of water. You'll need to add enough to make the mixture into dough.
  3. Pull out the mixture and knead for 1 minute.
  4. grease a mixing bowl using a little olive or canola oil. Cover the dough completely with the oil then cover the mixing bowl with Saran Wrap and place a towel over it.
  5. If you are cooking let the dough rise near the range, if not, try and place it in a warm dry area with sunlight for 30 minutes.
Step 2 – 30 Minutes (10 Min Prep, 20 Minute Rising)
  1. Flour baking sheet.
  2. Punch dough down and knead on lightly floured surface until smooth.
  3. Divide into eight pieces.
  4. Form each dough piece into ball.
  5. Place dough balls on prepared sheet, flattening each slightly.
  6. Using serrated knife, cut “X” in top center of each dough ball.
  7. Cover with towel and let dough balls rise until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Step 3 - 45 Minutes (15 Min Prep & Boiling, 30 Min Baking)
  1. Grease another baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. The cornmeal will serve as the bottom of the pretzel roll.
  2. Bring 6-8 cups water to boil in large pan.
  3. Add baking soda and 2 tablespoons sugar (help the water foam up for better coverage).
  4. Add 2-4 rolls to the water depending on the size of your pan and cook 30 seconds per side
  5. Using slotted spoon, transfer rolls to prepared pan, arranging “X” side up. Repeat with remaining rolls
  6. Mix up one-egg and glaze rolls generously
  7. Optional: Sprinkle rolls generously with coarse salt
  8. Bake rolls until brown, about 25 minutes
  9. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes
  10. Serve rolls warm
Recipe by Wanna Bite at