The Pretzel is a type of bread, where the dough is rolled out and often shaped in a twisted knot. The German name “Brezel” may derive from Latin bracellus (a medieval term for “bracelet”) or bracchiola (“little arms”). While the true inventor of this treat is lost to history, pretzels are depicted in German art dating back to the 12th century. The double looped pretzel knot is often seen hanging over bakeries as a symbol of several baker’s guilds in Germany and Denmark.
In 19th century, German and Swiss immigrants to America created smaller hard pretzels which become one of the countries most popular snack items. By the late 20th century, Americans began using pretzel dough to produce bite sized rolls and even sandwich breads. Bon Appe Keto Soft Pretzel Bites have all the flavor and texture of a traditional soft pretzel, without have to know how to tie a knot.
Bon Appe Keto Soft Pretzel Bites
- 170 g Mozzarella Cheese - Full Fat - shredded
- 28 g Cream Cheese - softened
- 80 g Almond Flour
- 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1 Large Eggs
- 1 Packet Dry Yeast - dissolved in
- 1 Tbsp Water - warm
- 2 Tbsp Kerrygold Butter - melted to coat pretzel
- 1 Tbsp Coarse Sea Salt - to coat pretzel
- 1/4 cup Water - to dampen hands and fingers when forming pretzels
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave cream cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese for 1 minute, remove and stir, then microwave for 1 more minute
In a mini bowl or ramekin, add about 1 Tablespoon of warm water and dry yeast to dissolve yeast. The yeast is only used for flavor
In a stand mixer, with the dough hook attached, add almond flour, xanthan gum, egg and yeast mixture. Mix for about 2 minutes on medium until well combined. Scrape the bowl down with a scraping spatula
Add in the melted cheese mixture into the almond flour mixture and mix on medium for 2 minutes. Scrape the bowl. Continue mixing on high for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is uniform, scraping the bowl as necessary
Remove bowl from stand mixer
Dip your fingers and lightly coat your hands with water to prevent dough from sticking when forming the pretzel bites
Take piece of dough, about a tablespoon’s worth in size, and roll it into a ball, then place on parchment lined baking tray. Repeat with rest of the dough. Dip your fingers in water as necessary
Using a pastry brush, lightly dab the pretzels with melted butter.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and apply a second coat of butter to the pretzels.