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Maggie Glezer

  • How-To

    Baking a Flatbread with an Inlay of Herbs

    Tame a sticky dough with a brief rest, a thorough knead, and a long rise for tender bread with a crisp herbal crust

  • How-To

    Braiding Challah

    Braiding is easy – it’s just four repeating moves

  • Recipe

    Focaccia with an Inlay of Pressed Herbs

    It's easy to double this recipe if you want to make more than one loaf. The bake is quick, so you can let the second loaf sit and wait its…

  • Recipe


    If you like, sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds onto the braid after brushing it with egg wash; both are traditional. To easily measure the honey, first measure the oil in…

  • How-To

    Crafting a Loaf of Challah

    Beautiful and tender braided bread starts with an easy-to-handle dough

  • Recipe

    Cinnamon Chrysanthemums

    These cinnamon-sugar-dredged rolls are both stunning and sweet.

  • Recipe

    German Butter Cake

    A perfect partner for a cup of coffee, German Butter Cake gets its character from sour cream, butter, and sliced almonds.

  • Recipe

    Russian Chocolate Braid

    This braided sweet bread is based on a soft potato-and-sour-cream dough, filled with a thick pastry cream and flecked with mini chocolate chips. The pastry cream should be quite stiff…

  • Recipe

    Sour Cream & Potato Sweet Dough

    This recipe makes enough dough for one Russian Chocolate Braid, one German Butter Cake, or ten Cinnamon Chrysanthemums; it can be doubled. Be sure to use a food processsor that holds…

  • How-To

    Three Sweet Breads from One Simple Dough

    Make a butter cake, a chocolate braid, or cinnamon “chrysanthemums,” all from the same yeast-risen dough

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