A few months ago I made an ill-advised and under-informed attempt at homemade pretzels. I used a regular bread dough recipe; disaster and shame ensued. I hadn’t tried again since then, but a recent post by a St. Louis food blogger/Twitterfriend pressed me back in the game. His version incorporated honey and roasted garlic. I just made Alton Brown’s version instead. Friends, these pretzels kick serious tail (and are really easy). Make them soon.