Sometimes food photography is so drool-inducing that you just have to try out the recipe. And indeed, it was a beautiful picture of poppy seed sprinkled pretzels that led me to this recipe.
And my version of it.
That glossy brown crust is achieved by giving them a quick dunk in a pan of boiling water and baking soda.
Their girth is all my own doing - perhaps using less yeast might result in a trimmer version next time! The recipe states 'a package' of yeast and as mine comes in a tub, I guessed at a tablespoon which was obviously a little generous. But I like to think they look a bit like bunnies all curled up with their little ears crossed over. Or perhaps that's just seasonal whimsy.