Recipes: Best from 2013

  • Updated: January 2, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Pretzel Bread √

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

Note: This recipe is adapted from 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


Combine 1/2 cup water, milk and butter in a microwave-safe container and heat for about 45 seconds to melt the butter and warm the milk. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, yeast, salt and egg yolk. Slowly begin adding milk mixture and mix until dough comes together in a shaggy mass. If it seems too dry, add a teaspoon of water. Mix or knead until the dough is smooth and springy, about 5 minutes.

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