Three Unexpected Twists on the Pretzel

Amy Cavanaugh

From pretzel croissants to pretzel-crusted schnitzel, chefs present the nostalgic snack in unexpected ways.

Pretzel Croissant with Beer Cheese and Bacon

Chef/Partner Leigh Omilinsky, Daisies, Chicago

“In pastry land, we get to play with nostalgia frequently,” Leigh Omilinsky says. “Pretzels bring that salty, tart thing you can’t get with anything else.” Omilinsky, who uses pretzels in pie crusts and ice cream, makes a croissant stuffed with beer cheese and...