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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Grits Spoonbread

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Everything Twists

Food & Wine

Inspired by the "everything" bagel, Melissa Rubel Jacobson coats buttery puff pastry twists in a mixture of seeds and spices.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Breakfast Cookies

Martha Stewart

Bake these healthy morning treats, from Randell Dodge of Red Barn Bakery, for a great alternative to the usual granola.

Cinnamon-Raisin Loaves


Fantastic to take as a hostess gift, this fragrant bread is packed with goodness and a few tasty surprises.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Sugar Buns

Martha Stewart

These simple but fun sugar buns taste best when they're still warm from the oven.

Gruyere Cheese Straws

The Food Channel

Golden twists of pastry with swirls of gruyere and parmesan cheese and a hint of thyme provide a delicate crunch that's perfect for a party appetizer or afternoon snack.

Doughnut Holes with Raspberry Jam

Food & Wine

Chef-owner Ginevra Iverson of Restaurant Eloise in Sonoma County, California, serves her light, crisp, sugared doughnut holes with sweet-tart raspberry jam. She won't send any imperfect doughnut holes into the dining room; misshapen ones, she says, become snacks for the kitchen crew: "They get slathered with jam and devoured by whomever gets to them first."

Total: 3 hrs

Southwestern Strudel

Pace Salsa & Picante

This savory strudel features chicken, Colby Jack cheese, corn and picante sauce, rolled up in puff make a fabulous topper for mixed salad greens.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Crunchy Spiced Horns

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets are sprinkled with a combination of cinnamon, walnuts, cloves, ginger and sugar, cut into strips, twisted and shaped into delectable "horns" that are baked until the pastry is golden and the filling is warm.

Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

Betty Crocker

Whole-grain cereal, eggs whites instead of whole eggs and fat-free yogurt set this banana bread apart.

Total: 2 hrs 35 mins

Potimarron Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Pecan-Honey Buns

Food & Wine

The honeyed glaze on these sticky, nutty breakfast rolls is luscious and soft when warm, then turns nicely chewy when cool.

Total: 3 hrs 15 mins

Cream Biscuits with Dill

Food & Wine

"Biscuits are like pie crusts in that we assign magical powers to people who can make really good ones," Amber Huffman says. Her grandmother Mimi got her hooked on cream biscuits, which substitute cream for butter, eliminating the tricky step of cutting fat into flour. "They're less fussy, and you can make them in two seconds," Huffman says. "I wish there were a pie crust equivalent."

Total: 35 mins

Cinnamon Toast

Sugar In The Raw®

This recipe is a breakfast no brainer. Just a sprinkle of Sugar In The Raw on top of each slice gives a little extra crunch.

Crunchy Cinnamon Raisin Buns

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

Fill the house with the wonderful aromas from these delicious cinnamon raisin's a great way to start the day.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Easy Apple Strudel

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

When you pull this warm strudel from the oven, everyone will think it took hours to prepare. Not true, because this recipe uses puff pastry sheets and canned pie filling.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins
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