This is a fun recipe with simple ingredients. Pretzel salt is easily available and makes all the difference in the finished pretzel. The most difficult part is understanding how to fold the pretzels, but Youtube is your best friend--simply search folding pretzel dough and figure out which video makes most since to you. However folded, the taste will remain wonderfully comforting. Instant yeast is different than dry yeast. If using dry yeast, it must be proofed in water first.