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 Maple Sour Cream Schnecken

These can be made a day ahead and left for a slow, cool rise in the fridge. A touch of maple syrup in the...

Apple Blossom Pastries

I love apple turnovers but these little bundles are a bit prettier. Baked in muffin molds, the result is small apple pastries that are...

Apricot Kolaches or Apricot Pockets

This Czech pastry has many different names and many European bakers make a variation on this sour-cream dough, filled with fresh and beautiful apricot...

Berry Crumble Bars

What is nicer than tart and sweet fruit-and-pastry bars? These are sunny bars that perk up coffee break or tea-time with their old-fashioned goodness....

Brioche Strawberry Buns

Nothing beats this easy brioche dough but when you add fresh strawberries and a cream cheese frosting it rises to a 5-star recipe. 1/3...

Cheddar, Leek and Scallion Scones

 These are hunky, golden scones that are flaky with pastry-goodness in which sautéed scallions and leeks lurking in every crevice along with and a...

Cherry Cranberry Granola Bars

Not your average granola bar.

Chewy, Gooey, Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Bubka

I don’t know why I call this old-fashioned but let’s just call it that to distinguish this style of bubka from the other, more...

Classic Flakey Scones for Strawberry Cream

The hefty quantity of butter in these wonders to make these scones flaky and rich. You can substitute sour milk or loose, plain yogurt...

Fresh Blueberry Crostata

A crisp and buttery crostata dough cradles a nest of blueberries and raspberries. It is all topped with a butter crumb topping that bakes...