Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

The weather is cooling off in some parts of the country, and you know what that means… Comfort food season! Pull apart bread is comfort food at its finest. After some work or play outside, there is nothing like ripping off a warm piece to devour. And it’s totally acceptable because it’s pull apart bread, after all.

Today I have a twist on the traditional pull apart bread. It’s a food mashup of sorts. We are talking Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread… Oh, yeah.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

To make the soft pretzel pull apart bread, start with the dough. Use the whisk attachment for your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. In the bowl of your Stand Mixer, combine the warm water, sugar, and salt. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for about five minutes or until it starts to foam.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Next attach the dough hook. Add the flour and butter to the bowl. Mix on low until the ingredients are combined. Change the speed from 5 to 2, and knead for about five minutes or until the dough pulls away from the sides.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Remove the dough from the bowl. Clean the bowl, and grease it with the oil. Return the dough to the bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour or until it doubles in size.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Preheat your KitchenAid® Combination Wall Oven to 450° F. Lightly flour a work surface and place the dough on top.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about the size of a baking sheet. Then use the Utility Knife from the KitchenAid® 11pc Professional Series Cutlery Set to cut the dough into evenly-size squares that will fit nicely into a loaf pan.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Next, set your KitchenAid® Cast Iron Casserole on your 5-Burner Gas Cooktop. Turn to high heat. Pour in the remaining water and baking soda and boil. Using a spatula or slotted spoon, dip each square into the water mixture for about 30 seconds. Set them onto your work surface.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Top each square with chocolate chips.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Then stack squares into sets of three.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Place each stack into a KitchenAid® Loaf Pan. Mix the egg yolk with one tablespoon of water. Brush the dough with egg wash and sprinkle with sea salt or pretzel salt.

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Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the pretzel bread is done in the middle.

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Mashup: Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Might I suggest serving a piece with a glass of milk?

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Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread

Makes 1 loaf

INGREDIENTS

For soft pretzel bread:

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 cups cold water
2/3 cup baking soda
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon large coarse sea salt or pretzel salt

For egg wash:

1 egg yolk, beaten
1 tablespoon water

DIRECTIONS

To make the Soft Pretzel Pull Apart Bread, start with the dough. Attach the whisk to your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. In the bowl of the Stand Mixer, combine the warm water, sugar, and salt. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for about five minutes or until it starts to foam.

Attach the dough hook to your Stand Mixer. Add the flour and butter to the bowl. Mix on low until the ingredients are combined.Change the speed from 5 to 2, and knead for about five minutes or until the dough pulls away from the sides.

Remove the dough from the bowl. Clean the bowl and grease it with the oil. Return the dough to the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour or until it doubles in size.

Preheat the KitchenAid® Combination Wall Oven to 450° F. Lightly flour a work surface and place the dough on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about the size of a baking sheet. Then use the Utility Knife from the KitchenAid® 11pc Professional Series Cutlery Set to cut the dough into even size squares that will fit nicely into a KitchenAid® Loaf Pan.

Next, set a KitchenAid® Cast Iron Casserole on your 5-Burner Gas Cooktop. Turn to high heat. Pour in the remaining water and baking soda and boil. Using a spatula or slotted spoon, dip each square into the water mixture for about 30 seconds and set onto the work surface.

Top each square with chocolate chips. Then stack squares into sets of three. Place each stack into a Loaf Pan. Mix the egg yolk with one tablespoon of water. Brush the dough with egg wash and sprinkle with the sea salt or pretzel salt.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the pretzel bread is done in the middle.

Soft Pretzel Chocolate Chip Pull Apart Bread Recipe

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