Fresh pizza dough
8 oz. ham, cut into cubes
8 oz. cheese, cut into cubes
1 c. baking soda
1 T. Kosher salt
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Roll the pizza dough into 1″ balls. Flatten the balls and add one cube of ham and one cube of cheese to each ball. Pull the dough up and around the ham and cheese pinching the ends tightly to seal it.
Add the baking soda to the boiling water. Be careful as it will bubble up. Stir until dissolved.
Add the pretzel balls to the boiling water 4 or 5 at a time, for 20 – 30 seconds before removing with a slotted spoon and setting on the prepared baking sheet.
After all the pretzel bombs have been boiled, brush them with the egg and sprinkle with the salt. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve immediately with your favorite mustard for dipping.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
I used the pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s. You can also get dough from your local pizzaria or you can make it from scratch. This recipe won’t work with frozen or canned pizza dough.
You can use any cheese you prefer as long as it melts easily. Avoid hard cheese like Parmesan or Asiago.