Pretzel Dogs with a Whole Grain Mustard Cheese Sauce

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The mustard cheese dipping sauce is perfection, and the pretzel dough is also just perfect, not too dense, with a nice crust.

Ingredients for 4 servings

10 hot dogs
1 cup lukewarm water (110˚F)
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 egg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks and softened
1 teaspoon salt
41/4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour
6 cups water
51/2 tablespoons baking soda

1 egg, lightly beaten with 11/2 tablespoons water, for egg wash
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3 tablespoons coarse sea salt

Mustard-Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

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