So, in total, I've made these pretzel rolls about four times (not all at once!). There's some in the oven now. They aren't shiny. They never are. All four of the times I've made pretzel rolls, they have no shine to them whatsoever. I boil them in water with 3tbsp of bicarbonate of soda before putting them in the oven, like the recipe says. They are always rough and bumpy and don't go shiny at all, just matt. I've watched videos and when they roll them into balls they are always so smooth with literally no cracks, yet mine are bumpy and cracked and not round and smooth. I don't understand! What am I doing wrong?? This is the recipe I use: \n\n[URL]https://leitesculinaria.com/106433/recipes-pretzel-rolls.html[/URL]\n\nThe changes I make are that I use olive oil instead of butter (because I'm vegan) and I use whole spelt flour instead of white (?) spelt. Could this affect it? It's getting so frustrating. Why can everyone else do it but I can't? Things never turn out how they should. I just feel like an absolute failure.\n\nThanks.