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Yeast

  • Article

    The Science of Baking with Yeast

    With its unparalleled ability to make bread rise, this tiny organism is a culinary wonder. Find out what yeast is, how it works, and how to use it.

  • Article

    The Most Beautiful Cake in the World

    It may not be covered in flowers and fondant, but this cake is rustic, beautiful and unlike most other baked treats.

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Babka with Mascarpone

    Babka is an Old World Jewish favorite that has become an almost mythical bakery item because it is so difficult to find these days. Daniel Leader's grandmother was a great…

  • Recipe

    Mana’eesh

    This daily bread of the Eastern Mediterranean is an olive oil­-rich flatbread, most often topped with za’atar, a mixture of dried thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac. Fermenting the dough overnight…

  • Recipe

    Grape Schiacciata

    This is one of those seasonal recipes that I can’t wait to make each fall, when tiny champagne grapes (also known as Black Corinth grapes) are briefly available at my…

  • Recipe

    Luxury English Muffins

    This recipe was inspired by the English muffins I saw on a visit to London’s Borough Market. Unlike the inch-thick, pallid packaged specimens I was familiar with from my local…

  • Recipe

    Boiceville Bialys

    I spend a lot of time in New York City, selling bread at the Union Square Greenmarket®. Whenever I can, I make the trip a little farther downtown to the…

  • Recipe

    Crumpets

    Like many Americans, I always assumed that crumpets were close relatives of English muffins (an assumption that apparently infuriates the British!). When I tasted my first crumpet at the Crumpet…

  • Recipe

    Jelly-Filled Doughnuts

    This recipe uses a leaner, less sugary dough than your typical American jelly doughnut. For the best results, use either homemade preserves or best-quality local jam you can find. If…

  • Recipe

    Cider Doughnuts

    When my children were small, cider doughnuts were one of the only sweet treats they were allowed. How could I say no to such special yeasted pastries, especially when they…