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Real Cheese Pretzel_Lodge_Dutch oven_Home baking

Real Cheese Pretzel_Lodge_Dutch oven_Home baking

mukgling's picture


how to make cheese pretzel


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(B's (%) = Baker's Percentage = Bakers Percent)

(Tr (g) = actual input amount = Truth Input)


Total Dough Formula


B's (%): 100.0%, Tr (g): 200.0 g Strong Flour(Bread Flour)

B's (%):   2.0%, Tr (g):   4.0 g Salt

B's (%):   6.0%, Tr (g):  12.0 g Butter

B's (%):   1.0%, Tr (g):   2.0 g Instant dry yeast

B's (%):  55.0%, Tr (g): 110.0 g Water (38℃)


Process(Room temperature:24℃)

1. Put water in the bowl.

2. Put an instant dry yeast.

3. After 1 minute, mix the instant dry yeast well.

4. Add salt and mix well.

5. Add melted butter(36℃) and mix well.

6. After adding flour,

   Mix evenly until the flour is invisible.

   (Dough temperature: 26℃)

7. After 15 minutes of rest, the first fold (folding)

8. After 15 minutes of rest, the second fold (folding)

9. After 50 minutes of rest,

   Dough(25℃) division: 80g

10.After molding in a cylindrical shape, 10 minutes of rest

11.Final molding (Molding with string cheese): See the video

12.Second Fermentation(Final Proofing):

   24℃, about 30 minutes

13.Cold Fermentation:4℃, about 40 minutes

14.Caustic soda(NaOH) + Water Mixture: Laugen solution (Laugen)

   Put warm water into stainless steel bowl and add caustic soda

   Fully dissolved in water.

   Water 100, caustic soda (NaOH) 4 ratio

15.Oven temperature 220℃ Preheating

   Preheat the lodge in a fully-heated oven for at least 20 minutes.

   (Lodge LCC3 Cast Iron Combo Cooker, Pre Seasoned, 3.2-Quart)

16.The molded dough was completely immersed in a caustic soda solution(Laugen) and then panned

17.Topping Parmesan Cheese


19.Put the dough into the preheated lodge 10-inch combo cooker floor

20.Cover the lodge 10-inch combo cooker lid.

21.put it in the oven.

22.baking for 14 minutes

23.Tasting after completion of bread



Test results

1. During the bake, string cheese leaks.

   It looks ugly, but it was crisp and It's very savory.

2. The combination of pretzel, string cheese and parmesan cheese was good.


* Note: Always be careful when using oven, lodge combo cooker

(It is very hot, so use it after wearing very thick oven gloves)

Be sure to wear protective gloves and goggles when using caustic soda (NaOH).


bottleny's picture

Cheese pretzel looks delicious.

BTW, the top photo is not the cheese pretzel made in the video.

mukgling's picture

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