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Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents

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Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents- Easy pretzel rolls made with a pale ale beer and pre made croissant dough.

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Making homemade pretzel rolls is easy! Especially, when you take a shortcut 😉

To make a pretzel bread, you have to boil your dough before baking. The boiling mixture usually consists of water and baking soda. This boiling process reacts with the starches in the dough and gives them their dark color and unique crust.

Over at Table for Seven, I’ve made soft pretzels with frozen bread dough and pre made bread stick dough. These were both make with the mixture of boiling water and baking soda.

Like those, these are a total shortcut, as we are using dough that is already made. However, instead of water, we are using beer.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pre made croissant dough ( ex: crescent rolls)
  • Beer
  • Baking soda
  • Coarse salt

Dough: Any brand or variety ( low fat, fat free, etc) can be used. I used 2 packs which consisted of 8 rolls in each package.

Beer: I like to use a pale ale ( lighter tasting beer) for any cooking or baking. It still gives them a unique taste, but, the taste of beer is not too overwhelming. Go with your preferred brand and taste. Just stick with the same ounce size.

Salt: Of course, a coarse sea salt with give your pretzel rolls a typical pretzel look. But, you can go with regular salt or even omit it all together, if desired.

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How to Make: (full instructions in recipe card)

  • Remove dough from package and separate dough into individual triangles. Roll each triangle, starting with the shortest side and continue in the opposite direction.
  • Next, boil beer and baking soda in a saucepan. Be sure the baking soda is well dissolved. Let it come to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Working in batches, add each roll into the beer and carefully, get it coated in the mixture. Don’t leave it in for too long…just a few seconds! You roll will look a little bloated. That’s OK.
  • Remove with slotted spoon and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops with coarse sea salt.
  • Bake!

Dip your newly baked rolls in cheddar cheese sauce for the finishing touch.

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Yield: 16 rolls

Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents

Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents- Big Green House #biggreenhouseblog #crescentrolls #beer #pretzels #rolls

Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents- Easy pretzel rolls made with a pale ale beer and pre made croissant dough.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packages, refrigerator croissant dough ( ex: crescent rolls) 
  • 12 oz beer
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • coarse sea salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment or silicone mats.
  2. Separate dough into individual triangles. Roll each triangle, starting with the shortest side and continue in the opposite direction.
  3. In a saucepan, whisk together beer and baking soda. Under medium heat, heat until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Working in batches, add each roll into the beer and carefully, get it coated in the mixture. Don't leave it in for too long...just a few seconds!
  5. Remove with slotted spoon and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops with coarse sea salt.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 1079mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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