Bread and Pastry

A warm, aromatic basket of fresh bread and pastries makes any breakfast or brunch a special event. Find recipes for morning breads of every kind, from sweet breads to pastries, biscuits to popovers, and plan a breakfast or brunch around them.


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Wrap crescent rolls around cheese, bacon, and a hard-cooked egg half for a quick breakfast of lunch.

Cinnamon-Cider Doughnut Holes

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Apricot, Pecan, and White Chocolate Bread

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The unexpected flavor of white chocolate combined with dried apricots and pecans will make this recipe a family favorite for brunch.

Morning Glory Muffins

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Muffins studded with carrots, apples, raisins, and pineapple make for a healthy breakfast.

Sugar-Cinnamon Loaf

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The cinnamon swirl in the center of each slice makes this bread recipe special enough to serve to company.

Potimarron Bread

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For this recipe, bake potimarron or butternut squash as a vegetable base for bread, then serve with homemade squash butter.

Croatian Nut Pita with Wine

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A walnut filling goes inside a homemade pastry made with wine for this dessert.

Deep-Dish Pastry Shell

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A springform pan is the secret to this seriously deep crust. Stuff it with your favorite fruit filling.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Cheese Puffs

Midwest Living

Try this clever variation on a classic cream puff, which features the ever popular chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella, at your next dinner or holiday party for a sure crowd-pleaser.


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Serve these sweet and crumbly scones for breakfast or use them instead of shortcake and top with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream.

Cheese and Apple Loaves

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To give as gifts, bake loaves in glazed baking pots or use foil loaf pans. Wrap loaves in plastic wrap, tie with twine, and include in a basket or small crate with fresh fruit.


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Like their close cousin, Yorkshire pudding, puffy crisp popovers, with moist tender centers, are tasty complements to serve with roast beef, lamb, and pork.

Best Doughnuts

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Earl Grey Pound Cake with Lemon Curd

Better Homes and Gardens

For a change of pace, try this tea-flavored cake for dessert. Accented with lemon, it's a refreshing end to a hearty meal.

Crisp Cornmeal Scones

Better Homes and Gardens

These nibble-size scones are easy to mix for a quick breakfast or brunch. Before baking, brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar for extra sweetness in the recipe.

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Family Circle

There's nothing quite like a fresh, homemade doughnut to start off your day or end an evening! These baked doughnuts are a little less greasy than their oil-dipped counterparts but still satisfy your sweet tooth.

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