Baking

Three plates, each with an easy cinnamon knot on it

Easy Cinnamon Knots

Soft buttery pastry, sweet cinnamon-y filling, and a burst of dried fruit. Now, THESE are the kind of knots we all need.

A black sesame and lime cake covered with sugar glaze, lime zest, and black sesame seeds on top

Black Sesame and Lime Cake

This cake from Great British Bake-Off contestant Chetna Makan offers a bright and citrusy punch, thanks to lime and orange zest. Black sesame seeds offer a pleasant crunch.

Six barley thumbprint cookies on parchment

Barley Thumbprint Cookies

These little gems are chewy, clock in with just the right amount of sweetness, and have a pleasantly nutty flavor. The magic? Barley flour.

A dozen hazelnut thyme matchsticks in a glass

Hazelnut Thyme Matchsticks

Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.

A rectangular pine nut-toffee tart with rosemary and orange cut into triangles

Toffee Tart with Pine Nuts and Rosemary

This tart’s an unusual but fantabulous confection. The meatiness of the nuts, the piney notes of rosemary, the citrusy orange, and sweetness of the toffee play oh-so-nicely together.

Chocolate peanut butter cookies in a stack, the top one broken in half, on a white background.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Tender chocolate cookies that have a little secret, in the form of a creamy peanut butter filling. It might seem like magic but it’s actually pretty easy.

Vanilla bean sables in a lined basket

Vanilla Bean Sablés

These vanilla bean sables are everything you want in a cookie: tender, buttery crumb and the sweet seduction of vanilla.