Homemade Pretzels & Beer Cheese

Ingredients:

1 batch Alton's Brown homemade pretzels

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup half and half

6 ounces beer

1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

Make pretzels according to instructions.

In a saucepan, whisk together flour and butter until you form a roux. 

Add the half and half and continue to whisk until sauce thickens. 

Stir in cheese then add the beer, continuing to reduce until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

Season with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, and salt.

Serve warm with pretzels and enjoy!

Time: 2 hours, including dough rise time