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Sheng Jian Bao (Pan-fried Pork Soup Dumplings)

Xiao long bao, Shanghai-style soup dumplings, have become legendary for good reason, but so far their doughier pan-fried cousins called sheng jian bao remain much less well-known here in the States. If you love XLB, you need to try sheng jian bao. Here's how to make them, from the flavorful pork filling to the dough wrapper and combo pan-frying and steaming method. More

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

17 Breads, Biscuits and Buns for Thanksgiving

Good bread is an important part of a Thanksgiving feast and, to many a diner's sorrow, one that's all too often overlooked. Sure, a decent roll or biscuit can do its duty of sopping up gravy and being a vessel for warm butter, but it'll never stand out next to the turkey or stuffing. However, a really well-baked piece of bread can distinguish itself amongst the key components of your Thanksgiving feast, and most recipes are versatile enough for you to make them your own. Here are 17 bread, biscuit and bun recipes to give your Thanksgiving a sweet, buttery, starchy boost. More

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