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Where Would You Escape To For Breakfast Pastries?

Is there any better feeling in the morning than opening the door of a bakery, and getting hit with warm butter-scented air rushing out? We're huge fans of breakfast pastries, and while we all dream of having the perfect bakery right in our neighborhood, there are some so amazing that we'd travel distances to get there. A perfect pain au chocolat, morning bun, or almond croissant is a treat worth seeking out. Here are 5 bakeries across the country we'd deem worth a special trip. More

Maple Bacon Long Johns

When it comes to prepping the doughnuts, Long Johns are a snap. After the first rise, just roll out the dough into a large rectangle and cut out the bars. Alas, the lack of scraps means no doughnut holes, but for dunkers, the shape of the Long Johns is ideal. More

American Classics: Kringle

When Danish immigrants settled in Racine, Wisconsin in the late 1800s, they brought with them a tender, buttery, fruit or nut-filled pastry known as the kringle. While kringle is the Danish word for pretzel, these days kringles are typically formed in a large ring or rectangle. Ask a Wisconsinite about kringle and they'll likely have a story or two. When I appealed to my Wisconsin pals to school me in the ways of the kringle, one friend replied with clear directions: "Drive to Racine. Buy Kringle. Scarf down Kringle in car quickly, so as to avoid sharing." More

Gluten-Free Doughnut Bites

Inspired by Dunkin Donuts' Munchkins, these doughnut bites are actually cake doughnuts instead of the traditional yeast-raised doughnuts. You can squeeze a little jam into the finished doughnut holes. Especially great if you're celebrating a gluten-free Hanukkah! More

American Classics: Apple Fritters

At a certain point during childhood you discover that you can no longer amble over to the doughnut and juice table after Mass without steely side glances from parents of younger children. Being on the upper end of the growth chart, my exile from munchkins and endless cups of Ecto-Cooler Hi-C was early and abrupt, so each Sunday my dad would take me to Waldbaums to pick my very own big kid treat. For years I remained true to chocolate frosted rainbow sprinkle-bedecked doughnuts, but one day my eyes wandered in the direction of the apple fritters and an obsession was born. More

Los Angeles: 13 Breakfast Pastries We Love

Is there a sweeter way to start a day than with cup of really good coffee or tea and a perfect pastry? On a particularly blah morning, this combination can be the gentle nudge you need to get your day going. And with a repertoire of sweet breakfast treats from meticulously constructed croissants to sloppy, ooey-gooey sticky buns, L.A.'s bakeries are fully primed to give you that needed morning lift. More

Wake and Bake: Braided Strawberry Cheese Bread

Many people look to celebrities to validate their own behavior. Personally, I've never tried to get into a taxi while missing certain undergarments, gone on a juice cleanse, or poured myself a drink from a magnum of champagne while relaxing on my mega yacht (OK, that last one is just because I'm poor. It's totally on my bucket list.) But I have had one "oh-my-god-a-famous-person-does-it-so-it-must-be-OK" moment, and that came after reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl. More

5 Great Sticky Buns and Morning Buns in New England

New England may be doughnut country—and rest assured we'll get to the region's best specimens at a later date—but there are plenty of baked (not fried), equally delicious reasons to get up in the morning, too. Behold, our local tribute to those twisty, knobby, sometimes-sticky, cinnamon-sugar-swirled breakfast beauties known as sticky buns and morning buns. More

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