About Sarabeth Levine

Sarabeth Levine

Sarabeth Levine is an award-winning jam maker, pastry chef, and restaurateur. In 1981, Sarabeth began making orange-apricot marmalade in her home kitchen from a 200-year-old family recipe and selling it to local food shops. She now owns a jam factory, a bakery, and nine restaurants, and earned the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 1996. Sarabeth’s Bakery is her first cookbook.@sarabethlevine

Five jars of jam, two apricot and three strawberry rhubarb jam, with some wildflowers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

This small-batch refrigerator jam from the famed Sarabeth’s Bakery takes barely any effort and just half an hour. And simply stash it in the fridge. No canning required.

A torn croissant on a plate with more croissants on a rimmed baking sheet in the background.

Flaky Croissants

When you open the oven to these obscenely buttery, flaky croissants, you’ll be relieved you didn’t settle for what’s in the grocery-store freezer case. Trust us.

Two loaves of Hungarian coffee cake, one partially sliced to show swirled pattern inside.

Hungarian Coffee Cake

“Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy.” “Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

A plastic bag filled with homemade pancake mix and cup resting in the mix and a wet ice cream scoop on the side.

Homemade Pancake Mix

Homemade buttermilk pancakes can be yours any day of the week thanks to a stash of this handy DIY pancake mix.

Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these cinnamon-scented, hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched Linzer cookies is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

Five classic brioche rolls on a wire rack, three in metal tins, two removed from the tins.

Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?

Flaps

Thin Pancakes

Thicker than crêpes, thinner than buttermilk pancakes, and lovely with toppings savory or sweet.

Yeasted Sour Cream Dough

This yeasted sour cream dough goodness is the foundation for a rich dough that tastes equal part bread, cake, and pastry.