This is a delicious, easy, and decadent appetizer platter, that can be split as a main dish between hungry adults. Basically, serve up a combo of cheeses, pickles, salami, pate, and warm pretzel bread. Ingredients 1.5 cup warm water 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp kosher salt 3 tsp dried yeast 22 ounces of flour 2 oz butter 0.25 cups water 3 tbsp baking soda egg wash salami pate blue cheese pickles goat cheese chutney Preparation Bloom the yeast with the sugar and a portion of the water in the bowl of a kitchenaid blender. Add the remaining water, flour, butter, and salt. Knead for 5 minutes on medium setting.
Allow to double in size in a greased bowl. Cut into eight pieces and roll each into balls. Cut in the middle, stretch out into a ring, and twist into a braid with one motion. Place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to double in size again. Brush top with baking soda dissolved in water. Repeat when dried. Then brush with egg wash. Bake in a preheated 450F oven for about 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with a platter of meats, cheeses, chutney, fruit, and pickles.