Bread

Naan

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Naan by Nik Sharma Yield Makes 4 flatbreads I prefer homemade naan to the dense and doughy store-bought ones. It’s so easy to whip up; you just need to plan ahead so the dough has time to rise. I use whole-wheat pastry flour to make naan because it contains more fiber than all-purpose flour but...

Soft Buns

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Soft Buns by Claus Meyer Yield Makes 10 big buns These lovely light buns with a beautiful shiny surface are perfect for birthday parties, with afternoon tea or a cup of coffee, or enjoyed on a cold day in the fall with a mug of hot chocolate. Ingredients Dough 300 g (1 1/4 cups) cold water 35 g (4...

Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls

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Buttermilk Pull-Apart Rolls by Alexandra Stafford Makes 20 to 24 (2-inch) rolls Brushed with butter and sprinkled with sea salt, this slightly sweet old-fashioned pull-apart bread resembles Parker House rolls in texture. They are festive on a holiday table but easy enough to make any night of the...

Gougères

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Gougères by Emma Christensen Let me walk you through the experience of eating a fresh gougère. It's surprisingly light as you pick it up, almost insubstantial and still hot from the oven. The crispy shell crunches as you pull it open, releasing a puff of savory steam. Then you hit the middle:...

Morning Glory Muffins

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Morning Glory Muffins Excerpted from Leslie Mackie's Macrina Bakery & Café Cookbook: Favorite Breads, Pastries, Sweets & Savories (Sasquatch Books, October 2006). Text copyright 2003 by Leslie Mackie. "Most-Requested Recipes" chapter. Copyright 2006 by Leslie Mackie. All...

Stollen

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Stollen Reprinted with permission from The Secrets of Baking by Sherry Yard, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. Copyright 2003 by Sherry Yard. Here is Germany's entry into the Christmas bread half of fame. A specialty of Dresden, it is properly pronounced "shtollen." Here...

Irish Porridge Bread

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Irish Porridge Bread Excerpted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains (The Countryman Press, 2006). Copyright 2006 by The King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. Makes one 8½ x 4½-inch loaf, 16 servings Baking...

Triple Chocolate Biscotti

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Triple Chocolate Biscotti For a super-chocolaty treat, these cookies will give you a sweet crunch to sink your teeth into. Try them with coffee for a rich mocha taste. Ingredients 1/2 C. butter, softened 2/3 C. sugar 1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp. baking powder 2 eggs 1 3/4 C. all purpose...

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