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Savory Spice Shop - Ghost Pepper Salted Guinness Pretzel

St. Patty’s Day is just around the corner. One of my favorite parts about St. Patrick’s Day is the delicious food offerings. Families can “spice up” their holiday food with this unique Ghost Pepper Salted Guinness Pretzel recipe.

The Savory Spice Shop is one of my favorite destinations for spices to create unique dishes for my family. They have a large selection of fresh spices, and a knowledgeable staff for helping to pair spices that are perfect for your recipes. The recipe features the Savory Spice Shops’ original “Ghost Pepper Salt” blend.

Ghost Pepper Salted Guinness Pretzels

1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
4 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup Guinness or stout beer
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp. Ghost Pepper Salt
1 tbsp. melted butter

Pour a 1/2 cup of cold water into the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle in the yeast. Rest for 3-5 minutes until the yeast foams. Next, stir in the brown sugar, salt, olive oil, and vanilla. Lastly, pour in the beer and let the yeast react. After the bubbling stops, add 1 cup of flour and, using the hook attachment, slowly knead in the flour. Continue adding one cup of flour at a time until the dough forms a smooth ball that pulls away from the bowl sides. Transfer dough into a lightly oiled bowl; cover with a towel and sit in a warm area of the room. Allow to rise and double in size (about an hour).

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease two baking sheets and set aside. Pour the remaining 4 cups of water and baking soda into a large saucepan and bring to boil. Meanwhile, divide dough into 12 equal sized balls. Roll each ball into a 1/2 inch thick long rope. Curve each into a “U” shape and cross over the ends into a classic pretzel shape. Next, working one by one, boil each pretzel for 30 seconds. Remove each with a slotted spoon and place 4 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Lightly brush each pretzel with the beaten egg and sprinkle with Ghost Pepper Salt. Bake 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Immediately brush with butter.

The Savory Spice Shop is located at:

Corona del Mar Plaza
928 Avocado Ave.
Corona del Mar, California 92660

The OC Mix in the South Coast Collection
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626

Disclosure: Recipe, facts and images provided via press release from Savory Spice Shop. All of our thoughts and opinions are of our own.

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