I have a saltstick/breadstick recipe that tastes great. I do have a problem with the finished product however. I bake them @ 375 for 12 or 13 minutes, but the color resembles a Google search more than a edible stick. They turn out very pale. I've cooked them for longer periods and at higher temperatures. All I succeeded in doing was drying them out. I'be brushed the with beaten whole egg, and that helps, but only slightly. I've brushed with milk and water, but nothing seems to want to brown easily.
Anyone wanna talk about bread finishes?