If your current pretzel recipe lacks that true pretzel taste, try this one. I searched for a recipe that really tasted like pretzels, not bread. This is the ticket! The directions look daunting, but they are not. I can get a batch from beginning to end in an hour and a half...and worth it! My kids love them for breakfast. I will skip the salting on some of them and bake them plain. They heat them up, brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.