I'm the worst at baking, so this is a question for all the good bakers out there. Anyone have a good bavarian pretzel recipe?
This is what I followed last time, http://www.tasty-german-recipe.com/german-pretzel-recipe.html
To me, it looks like a pizza dough recipe with added butter, but I don't know all the subtleties of breads. I did dip each in lye water, NaOH .75 M about 15-20 seconds before baking. It turned out pretty good, but I'm always looking to improve. I want a hard crust and a soft, fluffy, chewy interior. These were a bit dense for me, even though I thought I let it rise enough.