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Light and Tender Chinese Lotus Seed Buns

Fluffy and sweet, lotus seed buns are a popular treat at Chinese bakeries. As the name implies, they're flavored with a paste made from lotus flower seeds, which have a light, chestnut-like flavor. This recipe for homemade buns has been perfected to work with either low-gluten flour, or all-purpose. Hot from the steamer, they're a confection not to be missed. The only thing that could make them either better is a cup of bubble tea. More

Light and Tender Cream Biscuits

Short of a box mix, the cream biscuit is by far the simplest biscuit formula out there. Dry ingredients are whisked together and heavy cream is gently stirred in. That's it. In fact, the biscuit dough will probably be ready before your oven has fully preheated. More

Guava and Cream Cheese Puff-Pastry Waffle

Inspired by the magical South American pastries filled with guava and cream cheese, this quick, easy, and deliciously indulgent dessert waffle is made by rolling spreadable cream cheese and guava paste into puff pastry, then cooking it in a waffle iron until crisp outside and molten within. More

Cinnamon-Raisin Puff-Pastry Waffle

Cinnamon and raisin are a classic combination, and for good reason: They're delicious together. Here, we roll them into a puff-pastry spiral with sugar and cream cheese, then cooking it in a waffle iron until crisp and flaky outside, hot and buttery within. More

Cadbury Creme Egg in Hole Toast

While it's inspired by the look of "egg in hole toast", a morning delicacy made by griddling a slice of bread with a hole cut to fit an egg, this treat is all sweet. It's made with thick slices of pound cake instead of bread, and Cadbury creme egg halves instead of, well, actual eggs. When heated on a griddle with plenty of butter, the fondant-filled eggs get nice and melty in the middle, making for an extra sweet surprise in the middle of your cake slice. More

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

This easy recipe should be your go-to for basic French toast, designed for when you wake up in the morning and have a craving for French toast but haven't planned for it in advance. It uses only staples like bread, milk, and eggs, and pantry items like cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg. The key to why it's so delicious and custardy is that the ratio of egg, milk, and sugar strikes the ideal balance—neither too wet and soggy nor too firm and eggy. More

Model Bakery's Bear Claws

A base of croissant dough is filled with coconut, almonds, and cake crumbs, then garnished with more sliced almonds. It's an impressive-looking pastry that really isn't that hard to master. More

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