Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

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2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 packet active dry yeast
6 cups water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 egg, beaten
Coarse salt, for sprinkling
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper, to taste


1.In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
2.Add the flour, salt, and vegetable oil to the bowl with the yeast mixture. Mix until a smooth dough forms.
3.Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
4.Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
5.In a large pot, bring the water and baking soda to a boil.
6.Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) bite-sized pieces.
7.Drop the pretzel bites into the boiling water and let them cook for 30 seconds. Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
8.Brush the pretzel bites with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse salt.
9.Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
10.While the pretzel bites are baking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute until golden brown.
11.Gradually whisk in the milk and cook until the mixture thickens. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
12.Serve the pretzel bites warm with the cheese sauce for dipping.

Delicious soft pretzel bites served with a creamy cheese sauce

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