With winter now upon us, I figured it was time for some warm comfort food. This was always one of my favourite eats during the Food & Wines Festival or whenever I got a change to eat in The Restaurant. Ladies and gentleman my I present the famous Le Cellier Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup and Pretzel Bread!
– 2 3/4 cups bread flour
– 1 envelope quick-rising yeast
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon sugar
– 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (about) hot water (125 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
– 8 cups water
– 1/4 cup baking soda
– 2 tablespoons sugar
– 1 egg white, beaten to blend (glaze)
– Coarse salt
⦁ Combine bread flour, 1 envelope yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar in food processor and blend.
⦁ With machine running, gradually pour hot water through feed tube, adding enough water to form smooth elastic dough.
⦁ Process 1 minute to knead. Grease medium bowl.
⦁ Add dough to bowl, turning to coat.
⦁ Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then towel; let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 35 minutes.
⦁ Flour baking sheet.
⦁ Punch dough down and knead on lightly floured surface until smooth.
⦁ Divide into 8 pieces.
⦁ Form each dough piece into ball.
⦁ Place dough balls on prepared sheet, flattening each slightly.
⦁ Using serrated knife, cut X in top center of each dough ball.
⦁ Cover with towel and let dough balls rise until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
⦁ Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
⦁ Grease another baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
⦁ Bring 8 cups water to boil in large saucepan.
⦁ Add baking soda and 2 tablespoons sugar (water will foam up).
⦁ Add 4 rolls and cook 30 seconds per side.
⦁ Using slotted spoon, transfer rolls to prepared sheet, arranging X side up.
⦁ Repeat with remaining rolls.
⦁ Brush rolls with egg white glaze.
⦁ Sprinkle rolls generously with coarse salt.
⦁ Bake rolls until brown, about 25 minutes.
⦁ Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes.
⦁ Serve rolls warm or room temperature. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm in 375 degrees F oven 10 minutes.)
Recipe Courtesy of The Main Street Mouse
Cover Photo Courtesy of The Disney Doctor