Kona Brewing's Wailua Wheat Ale Pretzels
Kona Brewing Co's Wailua Wheat Ale Pretzels will fill the room with the aroma of light, golden, yeasty goodness! Serve hot out of the oven with a cold one!
- 1/4 cup very warm water, but not hot
- 1 (1/4 oz) pkge active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted, cooled
- 1 teaspoon Hawaiian salt, divided
- 1 cup Kona Brewing's Wailua Wheat Ale, room temp.
- 3 3/4 to 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup Wailua Wheat Ale, defizzed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
Place warm water in large bowl, sprinkle yeast packet and sugar, allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add melted butter, salt, ale and enough flour to make soft dough. Start with 3 1/2 cups and gradually add enough flour to create a soft pliable dough.
Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 6-8 min., or until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl and cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled in size, approximately 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope, about 20 inches long. Shape rope into pretzels.
Coating - Combine hot water, de-fizzed beer and baking soda in a shallow container or a pie plate. Dip pretzels into solution and place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Cover pretzels loosely and let rise in WARM place for 15-20 min.
Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with remaining salt. (use more salt if desired).
Bake in preheated 425F oven until lightly golden, about 15 min. Brush with melted butter.
Serve with butter, horseradish cheese sauce or your favorite condiment and a cold one!