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American Classics: Persian Buns

There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home. More

Overnight Buns

These were baked on a half-sheet pan, so they snuggled together during rising and baking. If you prefer buns that remain separate instead of the pull-apart kind, you'll need two baking sheets. More

Bread Baking: Everything Buns

These buns are similar to Everything bagels, but not as chewy. I wanted to mimic some of the flavors of Everything bagels, but just some, not quite all. I limited the seeds to sesame and poppy on top, and anise in the dough. Dried toasted onions go into the dough. These buns are definitely on the savory end of the bread continuum. More

Everything Buns

Everything buns aren't chewy like their bagel cousins. I wanted to mimic some of the flavors of Everything bagels, but just some, not quite all. I limited the seeds to sesame and poppy on top, and anise in the dough. Dried toasted onions go into the dough. These buns are definitely on the savory end of the bread continuum. More

The Bread Bible's Sesame Burger Buns

[Photograph: Donna Currie] I love homemade hamburger buns, and they're great for more than just burgers. Just about any sandwich filling will be happy nestled inside this burger bun; they're particularly good for wet or sloppy fillings, or for sandwiches... More

Smoked Rye Buns

[Photograph: Donna Currie] These would be great for any type of barbecue sandwich, with the added smokiness enhancing the sandwich in a way that a plain bun just couldn't do. Also great for a non-smoked sandwich where smoke would be... More

Cheese Buns

These may bear more resemblance to a biscuit, but straight out of the oven, these quick-to-assemble buns are soft and dotted with melted cheese: a perfect addition to a pot of coffee and a crisp newspaper. More

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