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Sriracha Honey Pretzel Knots

Scrumptious homemade soft pretzels flavored with a sweet and spicy mixture of sriracha hot sauce and honey.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pretzels, Sriracha
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 15 -20
Author Lyuba Brooke

Ingredients

  • ¼ oz packet dry active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for surface
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Coarse salt
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  • 3 Tbsp baking soda
  • Deep wide cooking pan filled with water ⅔ of the way

Instructions

  1. Mix sriracha sauce and honey until combined and set aside.
  2. Mix yeast and sugar in a bowl. Add warm water and whisk until sugar dissolves. Let yeast bloom for about 10 minutes.
  3. Mix flour and salt in a bowl of an electric mixer. With a paddle attachment, mix chopped, cold butter into flour on low speed until mixture starts to resemble coarse crumbs.
  4. Slowly pour yeast mixture and 3 tablespoons of sriracha mixture into flour mixture, while still mixing on low, until just combined. Switch to a hook attachment and mix dough until smooth. Using your hands, gather dough together. Turn dough out onto a clean surface (if dough is still sticky, lightly flour the surface), and knead until no longer sticky, for a couple of minutes. Place in a medium bowl and cover with plastic. Let rise for 30-45 minutes in a warm place.
  5. Divide dough into smaller, manageable pieces. Roll each piece into about 1/2 inch thick rope. Cut the /rope into about 6-inch long pieces. Tie a knot with each piece.
  6. Place knots onto a lightly greased baking sheet and let rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  8. Bring a large, deep cooking pan of water to a boil and add baking soda, stir well. Boil pretzel twists in batches until puffed, about 45-60 seconds for each batch.
  9. Take out onto a paper towel and return to baking sheet. (You will probably need 2 baking sheets or it will take 2 batches.)
  10. Brush each pretzel knot with some sriracha/honey mixture and sprinkle with coarse salt.
  11. Bake until golden brown, 7-9 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.