Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzel Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 90 mins
Cook time: 27 mins
Total time: 1 hour 57 mins
Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzel Bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cups bread flour (all-purpose okay) – 13.5 oz
  • 1 packet Rapid Rise or Quick Rise yeast
  • 1/2 cup (approximately) small slices of cheese
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, chopped and seeded from a can of whole
  • Solution: 3 quarts water and ¾ cup baking soda
  • Some beaten egg for brushing
  1. Heat the milk and the butter together in a microwave-safe measuring cup until mixture just begins to boil. Let the mixture cool to about 120-130 on a thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, Mix the sugar, salt, 2 cups of the flour and the yeast in a mixing bowl. Add the 120-130 degree milk mixture and stir until well blended, then gradually add the remaining flour until the dough is soft, yet not too dry. If you weighed the flour, you’ll probably use it all. Knead the dough by hand or better yet, with the dough hook of a stand mixer, until it is smooth and elastic. Put the dough in a large buttered bowl and let sit, covered with a sheet of plastic wrap, for about an hour or until it has risen.
  3. Punch down the dough and divide it into two sections.
  4. Roll 1 section into kind of a shabby rectangle and lay pieces of cheese and jalapeno on it, pressing them into the dough. Roll dough up and around the cheese and peppers and form it into a ball. Repeat with the other section of dough.
  5. Bring 3 quarts of water and ¾ cup baking soda to a boil. Boil each loaf for two minutes, turning halfway, being careful that they don’t fall apart. Remove with a slotted spatula. Set the loaves on a parchment lined or well-greased baking sheet.
  6. Brush loaves with some beaten egg and sprinkle with a little kosher salt. If you have one, take a razor and slash a nice “X” through the top of each loaf.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F. for about 26 to 28 minutes.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2014/01/jalapeno-cheddar-pretzel-bread/