Savory Bread

Despite America's obsession with sweet treats, baking isn't all about sugar. Savory breads like rosemary focaccia or buttery garlic knots deserve a second look, too. What elevates ordinary bread into savory perfection? The addition of mouth-watering ingredients-cheese, bacon, onions and more. You're only limited by your imagination in the kitchen. F&W's guide to savory bread provides delicious recipes from loaded corn bread to airy spoon breads. You can even find ideas for savory cupcakes, such as a curried buttermilk cake filled with peas, carrots and potatoes, or a recipe that incorporates goat cheese-horseradish "frosting."

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Garlic Bread Rolls

These epically good garlic bread rolls from star chef Daniel Humm are soft, garlicky and super-buttery. The best part is the irresistibly cheesy crumble that’s baked on top. Slideshow: More Dinner Roll Recipes 

Beer Bread with Jalapeño, Cilantro and Queso Fresco

With jalapeños, cilantro, queso fresco and a Mexican amber ale like Dos Equis, this savory beer bread would be delicious alongside a bowl of chili or black bean soup. Use a second jalapeño for a spicier bread or a Mexican lager like Tecate for a milder beer flavor. Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuit Recipes 

Spiced Beer Bread with Pumpkin Ale and Pepitas

Pumpkin ale and pumpkin pie spice dial up the flavor in this beer bread, which is studded with toasted pumpkin seeds. No pumpkin pie spice? Or don’t care for it? Use 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder for a delicious and slightly spicy bread instead. Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuit Recipes 

Beer Bread with Brown Ale, Cheddar and Bacon

Food & Wine’s bacon-and-cheddar bread is delicious alongside a hearty bowl of soup and a pint of cold beer. Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuit Recipes 

How to Make Spelt Garlic Knots

We’re calling it: 2017 is the year of the garlic knot. And the best part about these revamped classics taking Brooklyn by storm? They’re not only good, they’re good for you. At newly opened Gristmill in Park Slope, dough wunderkind Jake Novick-Finder has a devoted following for his reinvention of the beloved pizza shop snack. Made with fresh, locally milled flour (which is more nutrient-dense) and whole-grain spelt flour, his garlic knots are chewier and more flavorful than your standard knots. He finishes them with a liberal sprinkling of everything-bagel spice and cacio e pepe toppings. “But they still hit that same nostalgic note,” he says. —Julia Heffelfinger

Milk-Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

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This dessert from pastry chef Colleen Grapes, a tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel, hits just the right salty-sweet note. Grapes mixes crushed pretzels with flour, butter, sugar and egg to make a crunchy crust, pours in a luxurious milk-chocolate filling, then sprinkles on more crushed pretzels as a garnish. More Pies and Tarts

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Pretzel Recipes

These salty snacks are delicious on their own, but we love to use them as breadcrumbs and add them to sweet treats. Using coarsely crushed pretzels in lieu of breadcrumbs gives crab cakes a super crunchy coating, or use pretzels to make the crust for a milk chocolate tart. Here, our best pretzel recipes.

Focaccia Recipes

Focaccia is a flat Italian bread that is similar in taste and texture to pizza dough, but is often square-shaped and topped with herbs, olive oil and sea salt. It’s great for making sandwiches, and can also be used as a pre-made crust for pizza. We love to top this airy bread with everything from caramelized onions and artichokes to blue cheese and pears. Here, our best focaccia recipes.

Garlic Knots with Frizzled Herbs

These tender pull-apart rolls are made from prepared pizza dough, which makes them easy to assemble. They’re brushed with garlic-infused butter as soon as they come out of the oven. Slideshow: More Garlic Recipes