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How to make Sourdough Pretzel Bites + Homemade Cheese Dip
These easy sourdough pretzel bites with homemade cheese dip are simply delectable! I usually end up doubling the recipe because they are such a big hit around here!
Inviting all pretzel lovers! In our family we love a hearty snack like warm pretzels and cheese! These soft sourdough pretzels and cheese are a perfect snack that will make you feel like you are enjoying a summer day at the ballpark! During the chillier months, I’ll pull out my sourdough starter and experiment like a crazy woman and by summer they are perfected. Last winter we made these pretzels around a dozen times until we got the recipe just right. The cheese dip we added just a few months ago and wondered why we waited so long to make it!
You can grab the recipe for the sourdough pretzel bites right here. This is a sourdough recipe ebook that I put together and it will give you tons of ways to use your sourdough starter with multiple sourdough recipes!
Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Sprinkle flour over the butter, whisk until combined.
Lower heat a little and add the cheese and milk. Whisk until the cheese is melted – It should be a thick paste. At this point, you could add salt, pepper, or even hot sauce to taste.
Remove from the pan from heat and slowly stir until smooth. If it seems too thick, simply add a couple of tablespoons of milk.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove or in a mini crockpot.
If I am going to have the cheese out for a party or for a while, I will put it in my mini crockpot to keep it smooth and warm. You can also easily make this dip ahead of time and simply warm up when you’re ready to serve.
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Creamy Cheese Dip
Creamy pretzel cheese dip that is made with 5 simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes.
Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat
Sprinkle flour over the butter, whisk until combined
Lower heat a little and add the cheese and milk. Whisk until the cheese is melted – It should be a thick paste. At this point, you could add salt, pepper, or even hot sauce to taste
Remove from the pan from heat and slowly stir until smooth. If it seems too thick, simply add a couple of tablespoons of milk
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove or in a mini crockpot. If I am going to have the cheese out for a party or for a while, I will put it in my mini crockpot to keep it smooth and warm. You can also easily make this dip ahead of time and simply warm up when you're ready to serve.
If you only want to make half you can just plastic wrap the dough and stick it in the fridge!
A great way to use extra dough is making other sourdough recipes: sourdough bagels, english muffins, pancakes, muffins, even sourdough crackers – the options are endless!
This is a great dish to bring to events: who doesn’t love soft pretzel bites?!
Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Sourdough Pretzels
Sourdough Pretzels vs Regular Pretzels Sourdough Pretzels and Regular Pretzels have the same look and texture. However, sourdough is known to have better nutritional value because of the fermenting process which brings out more vitamins and minerals. The other difference is the taste – sourdough has a more tangy taste compared to classic pretzels.
Dip for Soft Pretzels Besides from our homemade cheese dip, you can also enjoy yellow mustard, pretzel / coarse salt, honey mustard, cinnamon sugar, brown sugar, spinach and artichoke dip, icing, guacamole, beer cheese dip; the list goes on!
What is a Sourdough Starter? A sourdough starter is a mixture of flour and water that acts as natural yeast. Sourdough Starters usually take around 7 days to create – each day you “feed” your mixture with specific measurements of water and flour. You will know the starter is ready when it doubles in size. You can also check this by putting a tbsp of room-temperature water and if it floats, it’s ready. Check out our recipe “How to make a Sourdough Starter” for more specifics to get started on making your own sourdough starter and become a pro at the art of fermenting!
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