Pastrami and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Sticks Recipe
2 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 c. warm water
1 tbsp. dried onion
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 lb. pastrami
butter to baste
dried onion to top
salt to top (optional)
2 tbsp. baking soda
1 c. boiling water.
Pre heat oven to 475 degrees.
In a mixer with a dough attachment, mix all ingredients well then knead for 5 minutes. Place dough in a lightly floured freezer bag and allow dough to rest 30 minutes.
Mix baking soda with boiling water in a large flat bowl allow to cool while dough rest.
Remove dough from bag and on a lightly greased surface roll dough into a log. Cut dough into 8 pieces.
You should have 8 pieces of dough. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes. Flatten each piece of dough into a flat disk.
Take a little pastrami and little grated cheese and put into center of disk, fold dough over disk and pinch ends together. Take stick and roll to seal in filling into a log.
Add all 8 sticks to the soaking bath and baste the sticks for two minutes with soaking liquid.
Remove sticks from soaking liquid and place on a greased baking sheet, top with extra dried onion and salt if desired and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Bake pretzel sticks at 475 degrees for 9-10 minutes, remove from oven and baste with as much butter as you like.