As I may have mentioned before, my husband is a German professor. A few days ago, he decided to bring pretzels to one of his classes, but neither of us had ever made them before! Good thing I had just run across Annie's beautiful pretzel photos over at Annie's Eats. The recipe is actually Alton Brown's, and what a yummy recipe it was!
We were a little wary at first, partially because they take quite a while to make, and partially because the dough was difficult to work with. (It was dry and difficult to stretch.) But once we baked them up, they looked and tasted wonderful! Unfortunately, the recipe only made nine smaller pretzels, and since my husband has eight students in this particular class, we only had one to share. If you're making them for a crowd, make extras so that you can eat one (or two) yourself!