German Beer Garden Pretzel Recipe (Makes 4 Pretzels): 5/8 teaspoon yeast, 3/4 cup warm water, 1 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 1/2 cups water, 2 tablespoons sodium hydroxide, 1 tablespoon rock salt. 400 degrees fahrenheit for 18-22 minutes.