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  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 12:18 PM
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We all have recipes earmarked for the dinner rotation, whether for everyday use or for special occasions. The recipes that follow can fit the bill for both. From a modern twist on coq au vin to maple-lacquered bacon, these are recipes to add to your rotation.

 

Pretzel Bread √

Makes 16 slider buns, 8 burger or hot dog buns, or a dozen breadsticks.

Note: This recipe is adapted from allrecipes.com. For an even chewier roll, substitute bread flour for all-purpose flour. Instant yeast also is called rapid-rise or bread machine yeast.

• 1/2 c. water

• 1/2 c. milk

• 2 tbsp. butter, softened

• 3 c. flour, plus more for shaping dough

• 2 tbsp. brown sugar

• 2 1/4 tsp. (1 env.) instant yeast

• 2 tsp. salt

• 1 egg, separated

• Cooking spray

• Cornmeal for pan

• 3/4 c. baking soda

• Coarse kosher salt for sprinkling

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