In separate bowls combine the Water, Sugar, Yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Melt Butter and add sweet OR savory flavor to the butter.
Add the Salt and Flour until combined. Kneading until the dough is smooth, if the dough appears too wet, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Remove the dough from the bowl, place on a flat surface and knead into a ball with your hands.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until the dough doubles in size. This will take about 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a flat surface. Divide each dough into quarters. Roll each piece into a long rope.
Remove Pretzels from oven and let cool on a wire baking rack.