“This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.”
With the holidays coming up, and the New Year right around the corner I thought it would be a great time to share a recipe for homemade soft pretzels stuffed with brie cheese, but not just any brie cheese it’s Joan of Arc Double Cream Brie Cheese. The flavor is amazing and it’s incredibly creamy!
Homemade Soft Pretzels Stuffed with Brie Cheese
- 4 ½ cups flour
- 1 packet instant dry yeast
- 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ cups warm water
- 6 tablespoons butter melted (cooled)
- Joan of Arc Double Cream Brie Cheese
- Sea salt
- Rosemary (optional)
- Use the bowl that works with your standing mixer and combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
- Add water and butter and mix on low until dough begins with the paddle attachment.
- Change out the paddle attachment for your dough hook and allow the mixer to knead dough on low for about 5 minutes or until pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Roll dough until a big ball, coat a large bowl with olive oil and place dough into the bowl. Cover using a kitchen towel and set in a warm place for one hour. The dough should double in size.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
- In a large bowl add baking soda and hot water.
- On a lightly floured surface roll out dough in one large ball and cut into stripes or divide ball into 12 equal pieces.
- Roll each piece out flat, place brie cheese in the center and pinch dough closed.
- Roll dough into a rope and twist the pretzel into shape. Continue until all are complete.
- In a medium-sized bowl add hot water and baking soda and mix. Now drip each pretzel into the water for about 20 seconds and place on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle sea salt and rosemary (optional)
Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
I always change the baking sheet before placing them in the oven, but it’s not a must.
I don’t use rosemary on all the pretzels because it has such a unique flavor I’ve learned to only put rosemary on a few pretzels rather than the whole batch. I’m happy as long as I know it’s stuffed with Joan of Arc Double Cream Brie Cheese. Oh, and did you know that all brie cheese are not created the same, meaning they don’t smell or taste the same. There are that have a pungent smell and offer an extremely bitter flavor, which is why I prefer Joan of Arc.
You can also serve brie cheese at room temperature with fresh fruits and walnuts, layer with sun-dried tomatoes, or bake en croute and top it with dried cranberries for a quick yet attractive and tasty treat. You can pair brie cheese with things like:
- Fruit Beers
- Pale Ale Beers
- Bordeaux Wine
- Bugundy Wine
- Sweet Sherry
I love cheese of all flavors, but there are just certain recipes that call for a certain type of cheese. The recipe for homemade soft pretzels with rosemary and sea salt, it’s one of those recipes. Don’t get me wrong it’s still a tasty recipe, but if you want to impress use Joan of Arc Brie Cheese.
Joan of Arc Brie is not only delicious, they know what’s up when it comes to cheese. Did you know they have been around for 100 years? Yes, that should say something about the quality and deliciousness that is in every package of Brie Cheese.
Joan of Arc Brie Cheese (trust me you’ll want to use this brand, I have yet to find a substitute for Joan of Arc Brie cheese). To find Joan of Arc Brie Cheese in a store near you visit Joan of Arc.com