Breads

A cast-iron skillet filled with glazed biscuit cinnamon rolls on a wire rack.

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

When you want the taste of cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time (or yeast!), enter these shortcut lovelies laced with spice and lavished with cream cheese icing.

A rectangular baking dish filled with wild mushroom stuffing with leeks.

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Earthy collides with slightly sweet in this beautiful burnished brioche and wild mushroom stuffing. (Did we mention it’s easy?)

A partially cut loaf of tomato focaccia on a sheet of parchment on a wooden cutting board with a knife on the side.

Spicy Tomato Focaccia

Folks are raving about this masala focaccia that tops tender, fluffy focaccia bread with a spicy tomato, onion, and chile topping. See for yourself.

A loaf of braided challah bread on a baking sheet with a serrated knife.

Challah Bread

Rich, slightly sweet, and chewy in the best way, this Jewish challah is a stunner. Perfect for shabbat and Rosh Hashanah.

Cocoa muffins piled on top of each other on a white cake platter.

Cocoa Muffins

Those of us who prefer a restrained sweetness and a more pronounced cocoa taste will adore these muffins. Nothing overtly sweet here. And we’re okay with that.

Three slices of pear bread on a white plate with a cut loaf in the background.

Pear Bread

Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread from Zoë François

A gooey, sweet, classic bread made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce that’s gonna distract you in the best possible way.

Several Swedish cardamom buns cooling on a wire rack.

Swedish Cardamom Buns

The hardest part about making these delightful Swedish pastries is choosing which combination of butter filling and sweet glaze you want.

A loaf of braided cinnamon bread drizzled with vanilla glaze resting on a wire rack.

Braided Cinnamon Bread

This Dutch oven braided loaf is swirled with cinnamon and topped with vanilla glaze and toasted pecans. It’s perfect anytime of the day, breakfast included.

Four loaves of Ukrainian Easter bread, paska, with a bowl of colored eggs in front of them

Ukrainian Easter Bread ~ Paska

This slightly sweet bread is a big part of Easter celebrations in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. One taste and you’ll understand why.

A round dish filled with Ukrainian garlic bread rolls, topped with garlic-parsley oil

Ukrainian Garlic Bread ~ Pampushky

These pillowy garlic bread rolls, which are slathered with garlic-parsley oil, are just one of many delights that Ukrainian cuisine has to offer.

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.

Cheese danish braided and sprinkled with sugar, on a sheet of parchment paper.

Cheese Danish

A startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that is going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

Pain perdu-French toast with raspberries piled on a plate dusted with icing sugar, a dollop of whipping cream, and raspberries.

Pain Perdu ~ French Toast with Raspberries

Happy National French Toast Day! This recipe for Pain Perdu (French toast) is made with golden eggy bread, tart raspberries, and rich cream. It’s the best way to celebrate, we think.

Reuben babka sliced in half, on a white background.

Reuben Babka

Imagine a soft, fluffy babka with all the makings of a pastrami sandwich swirled right inside. Perfect on its own, it also makes an incredible toastie.