I found my recipe for Bavarian pretzels over at a site about Oktoberfest, a German folk festival where these goodies are a part of the festivities.
yields 8 pretty small ones
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Activate the yeast by dissolving it with the water and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. When it has bubbled up and got a bit foamy, stir in the rest of the sugar and the flour. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Boil 1 pretzel at the time in the water for about 1 minute, then put on a baking sheet.
Bake in 475 degrees until browned, about 8-10 minutes depending on their thickness. Enjoy warm!