Easier than pie and just as—if not more—delicious, crisp is the shortest route to fruit dessert happiness.
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Apple fritters should not be jelly doughnuts in which the jam is merely replaced with an apple filling. No, an apple fritter is a nubby affair with crisp bits of chopped apples scattered throughout and just the slightest hint of confectioner's glaze. Gluten-free fritters can be tough to make, but as it turns out, size matters. Our small fritters come out with the ideal ratio of crisp fried exterior to apple-packed crumb.
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.
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 even better is a cup of bubble tea.
These flaky Jamaican meat patties are filled with curried ground beef, onion, garlic, and Scotch bonnet pepper, plus a slew of aromatic herbs and spices. Formed into half-moon shapes, the patties are cooked until golden in the oven—eating them is almost as good as an actual trip to Jamaica. Almost.
Think you know all you need to about biscotti? Think again.
The legendary lines at Crumble & Flake in Seattle have died down, and now the ridiculously good smoked paprika and cheddar croissant can be yours in a matter of minutes. What else is worth ordering? We ate every single pastry to find out.
Who can resist classic strawberry shortcake? Still, that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon. In their first Serious Eats column, Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot, the great minds behind the blog Ideas in Food, rethink the biscuit portion of the dessert.
Made-from-scratch puff pastry is awesome. And it doesn't have to be hard. Here are 3 great recipes to make with easy Blitz Puff Pastry.
The best apple turnover you will ever have. Made with blitz puff pastry, the buttery and flaky pastry shell encases a sweet-tart Granny Smith apple-and-cinnamon filling that's perfectly cooked throughout.
The ultimate breakfast tart: buttery crisp blitz puff pastry and melted cheese form a decadent base for a gently cooked egg and roasted tomatoes.
Homemade puff pastry is well worth the effort. This recipe offers a quick and easy version.
Homemade puff pastry is so much better than store bought. This easier version produces the same layered effect but without the stress of a traditional recipe.
Up until recently, a good canelé was hard to find in New York City. And although there are more bakeries selling them than ever before, some guidance is in order. Here you'll find our recommendations for the best in the city.
Ready-to-bake kouign amanns are now available in the freezer section of Trader Joe's. I was excited, but also a little skeptical—could TJ's convenience-oriented take remotely compare to the real deal?
Say no to waxy brown, chocolate-esque frosting and cloying, gloppy, fake-y vanilla flavored goo. Making everything from scratch is time commitment and a labor of love, but if you count yourself as a doughnut enthusiast, this is well worth trying.
This homemade version of Boston Cream doughnuts makes sure every component rocks thanks to a dark chocolate glaze, vanilla bean pastry cream, and tender yeasted dough.
Those of you who know how to make bear claws, raise a paw. Chances are you never have, so let The Model Bakery Cookbook teach you how.
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.
After a lengthy dinner-only run, République's morning pastry program is quickly make its own name inside this vaunted space.