Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

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We love Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip at any time of year–not just during baseball season. They are best served warm, fresh from the oven, but they’re also good hours later warmed in a toaster oven or even the next day. But trust me, they won’t last long.

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Who doesn’t think about soft, chewy pretzels during baseball season? I know I do! These pretzels are even better because you can eat them at home. And they use my Sourdough Starter. These pretzels are also a perfect fit for your next Oktoberfest Celebration! So that’s three wins in my book!

Warm. Soft. Chewy. Salty.

Dip the pretzels in the tangy mustard sauce, and you will spoil your supper! Trust me, we know. We’ve done it. More than once.

 

Ingredients for Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

  • sourdough starter “unfed”
  • warm water
  • all-purpose flour
  • dry milk powder
  • non-diastatic malt powder
  • butter
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • water for boiling
  • baking soda
  • sea salt

Mustard Dip

  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • prepared mustard
  • whole grain mustard
  • dried minced onion
  • ranch salad dressing mix
  • granulated sugar
  • prepared horseradish

 

Instructions for Making this Recipe

To begin, gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

In a large bowl, mix together the “unfed” sourdough starter, lukewarm water, all-purpose flour, dry milk powder, non-diastatic malt powder, butter, instant yeast, and salt. Knead by hand or mixer until dough is smooth, but slightly sticky.

Sourdough that has Risen for 1 hour

Cover and allow to rise for 45-60 minutes.

Toward the end of the rising time, preheat “convection” oven to 425 degrees.

 

Form the Pretzels

Sourdough Pretzels

Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface. Fold to gently deflate, then divide into 12 pieces. Roll each into an 18″ rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel, pinching the ends into the dough to seal.

Before forming your pretzels, you might want to watch a video or two online. There are lots of them available. But the gist is to roll each piece of dough into a rope about 18″ long. Grasp an end in each hand, twist the rope, and fold it under. That probably sounds confusing, but it’s not. It really doesn’t take much practice to figure it out. You’ll get the hang of it in no time. Then pinch the ends together and boil them in water for a few minutes.

 

Boil and Bake the Pretzels

The next step is to boil the pretzels. Add water to a large pot. Dissolve the non-diastatic malt powder and baking soda into the water and bring to a boil.

Boiling the pretzels helps to make them chewy. Also, if you don’t have non-diastatic malt powder, you may use brown sugar in it’s place. The malt powder gives the pretzels their shiny crust and flavors it.

Place 3 pretzels into the water a time and boil for 60 seconds, turning after 30 seconds.

Remove the pretzels with a wire strainer and place on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt while they are still wet. Repeat process until all of the pretzels have been boiled.

I like to use parchment paper instead of a silicone baking mat for easier clean-up. 

Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

Bake in preheated “convection” oven for 15-17 minutes until pretzels are golden brown. Remove and place on wire racks. Makes 12 pretzels. Serve with Mustard Dip.

 

Prepare the Mustard Dip

In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, prepared mustard, whole grain mustard, dried minced onion, ranch salad dressing mix (see my recipe for this here), granulated sugar, and prepared horseradish. Mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with warm pretzels. Makes approximately 1 1/4 cup.

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You’ll want to serve Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip soon after coming out of the oven. If you can wait that long. But let them cool down a little or you’ll burn your mouth. If you have any leftovers, you may store them in a loosely covered container and reheat when ready to eat.

See more Sourdough Recipes Here. See Snack Recipes Here.

 

Recipe for Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

We love these soft pretzels at any time of year. They are best served warm, fresh from the oven, but they’re also good hours later warmed in a toaster oven or even the next day. But trust me, they won’t last long.
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Course: Breads, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dips, Mustard, Sea Salt, Sourdough
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rising Time:: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12 pretzels

Equipment

Cuisinart Cookware
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Wire Strainer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup "unfed" sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons non-diastatic malt powder or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-4 quarts water for boiling
  • 1 tablespoon non-diastatic malt powder or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt

Mustard Dip

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the unfed sourdough starter, water, all-purpose flour, dry milk powder, non-diastatic malt powder, butter, instant yeast, and salt.
  • Knead by hand or mixer until dough is smooth, but slightly sticky.
  • Cover and allow to rise for 45-60 minutes. Toward the end of the rising time, preheat "convection" oven to 425 degrees.

Shaping the Pretzels

  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased work surface. Fold to gently deflate, then divide into 12 pieces. Roll each into an 18" rope. Shape each rope into a pretzel, pinching the ends into the dough to seal.
  • Add water to a large pot. Dissolve the non-diastatic malt powder and baking soda into the water and bring to a light boil.
  • Place 3 pretzels into the water a time and lightly boil for 60 seconds, turning after 30 seconds.
  • Remove with a wire strainer and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sea salt. Repeat process until all of the pretzels have been boiled.
  • Bake in preheated "convection" oven for 15-17 minutes until pretzels are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place on wire racks. Makes 12 pretzels. Serve with Mustard Dip.

Prepare the Mustard Dip

  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, prepared yellow mustard, whole grain mustard, dried minced onion, dried minced onionranch salad dressing mix, granulated sugar, and prepared horseradish. Mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with warm pretzels. Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1512mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg
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