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American Classics: Untraditional Hot Cross Buns

The trouble with hot cross buns, at least in my experience, is they tend to not be very good. After finding sweet, sweet success using challah dough to make monkey bread, I realized that the water + yeast proofing technique used in challah dough, made for a fluffier, chewier bun than the scalded dairy technique I had tried before for other sweetened yeasted breads and this inspired me to play with the dough to make hot cross buns with the texture that I had been searching for. More

Delicious Ways to Top Your Waffles

You may have noticed that here at SE we've become a wee bit obsessed with waffling. You read that right—waffling, not waffles. As in the act of putting an object in a waffle maker, clamping down the top, and blasting the heat. But that doesn't mean we don't love waffles in their classic iteration, and here are some of our favorite ways to top them. More

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