Have you ever tried making pretzels? I always thought they were too much work and not worth the bother. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I tried making my first batch a few months ago and we loved them so much (and ate them so quickly) that I made a second batch that same week.
Think you’re not a fan of pretzels? That’s what I thought too, but my only frame of reference were those pretzels you can find at any mall. These are (like most things homemade) significantly better.
I used this recipe from Alton Brown. I recommend weighing the flour and not just scooping it out of the bin. Also, when he says to divide the dough into 8 equal pieces I did 12.