Cheese pretzels are a big hit with kids. They make good snacks for school or during playtime. You may also prepare it ahead of time and store it in the freezer. Sprinkle it with cheese before reheating to make it cheesier.
200g plain flour
25g cheddar cheese, grated
25g butter, diced
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
Coarse sea salt
Extra grated cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
Combine the sifted flour, baking powder, butter, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it together with your hands or using an electric mixer set to medium. Gradually add the dough and continue mixing it until you form a ball of dough.
Flour a flat surface and roll the dough 3-5 times. Knead it by pressing and folding for 2-3 minutes or up to 10 times.
With a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it measures 10 x 7 inches. Cut the dough into strips about half an inch thick. Pinch the edges and twist the dough to form a pretzel. Do this for the remaining strips of dough. Place the pretzels on a greased baking sheet. Brush it with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt, sesame seeds and grated cheese. Bake it in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
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