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Pretzel wrapped Pepper Jack Bratwurst .

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Fun cook to do , and something different . Had some homemade Brats I wanted to use up , but no buns . So I made up some dough .
I make dough almost every week . Use what I want , then rest goes in the fridge .
Pulled away from sides of the mixer nicely . Cover and let rise .
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Homemade Brats . These have pepper jack cheese , eggs , cure 1 and whole milk .
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I used the cast Iron grill pan to pre cook these . I like to keep them as straight
as possible , so I used a rack brace to keep them from rolling .
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Then flip and re-rack .
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Nice rise on the dough while sausage was cooking .
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Sausage all done , ready to wrap .
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I take off enough dough for what I need , and save the rest for something else .
Roll out , and start wrapping '
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Ready for the dip .
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Missed pictures of this , but for pretzels they go into a pot of boiling water with baking soda .
Just for 30 seconds or so . Then drain and into the oven to bake .
Once they start to pick up some color , I pull them out and sprinkle with coarse Kosher salt .
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Then back into the oven 'til done .
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Plated up with some homemade Mac n cheese .
Black pepper and some Franks on mine .
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I just use a good quality cheese for these . I like the way it melts , but stays in the sausage .
The cure , eggs and milk give it a smoked sausage like texture .
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Thanks for lookin .

Dough ,
1 3/4 cup water
4 1/2 - 5 cups flour ( depends on the weather that day )
1 TBLS white sugar
2 TBLS olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 package yeast .

In the bowl of a stand mixer
add the sugar and water hot enough to dissolve the sugar .
When the water cools down to 110 degrees add the yeast , and let it foam up .
When the yeast foams , add the olive oil and mix .
Add flour , add salt on top of flour and mix until it pulls away from the side of the bowl .

Boil
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda .
Add the baking soda to the water and bring to a boil . ( don't boil , then add baking soda )
30 second dip in the boil then drain and bake off .
 
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Wow!!
Those look Awesome!!
Gotta be a Real Treat!!
Nice Job, Rich!
Like.

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Looks great! And that is a nice switch from just normal bread.
 

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Chopsaw thats looks awesome! I'm gonna have to try this with my white brats. Dip in some good mustard. Your mac looks good too. I always put Frank's on mac n cheese...good stuff. LIKE!
 

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They look great. That's thinking outside the box for sure.
 

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Damn Chop that looks great! Brats looks great and that mac and cheese looks outstanding too! I like the bigger noodles in the mac care to share your recipe on it?
 

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That plate looks awesome Chop. I be it sure is delicious!
 

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Chopsaw thats looks awesome! I'm gonna have to try this with my white brats.
Yup , sounds good . I have some Weisswurst left I was going to cut into 2 " sections and try it like that . Thanks for the comment .
They look great.
Thanks . That chewy texture of the pretzel goes good with the sausage , and a dark beer .
Damn Chop that looks great! Brats looks great and that mac and cheese looks outstanding too! I like the bigger noodles in the mac care to share your recipe on it?
Thanks Vol . I can get it for you . My Son dos the mac , and hes got it figured out .
 

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Bout all I can say is WOW!
Awesome eats there!!!
Al
 

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Yeah man, that's some fine looking eats right there!
 

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I have never, ever made bread or anything like that before. Kind of intimidating to be honest.
 

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LIKE and congrats on the ride! Brat and breze is the classic combo. You guys are killing me talking about the weisswurst. I never got the chance to make mine over the holidays...

Not sure if you guys know but I went through a pretzel phase some time ago and lye is actually used for the browning. Baking soda "kinda" works but lye is way better and the key. I got some food grade sodium hydroxide on Amazon for like $10. Legit german pretzels are pretty dark. https://www.saveur.com/worlds-best-pretzel/
 

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Where's Mine ?? Those look Great

I "LIKE" it

Gary
 

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