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  • How-To

    How to Make Croissants

    Step-by-step instructions for making the classic flaky pastries from scratch in your own kitchen.

  • How-To

    Homemade Croissants

    Step by step to the classic French pastry (tips, timelines, and tools included).

  • How-To

    Smart Cookies

    Spices and herbs, nuts and honey, coffee and chocolate—contemporary flavors make the classics new

  • How-To

    One Master Recipe, Three Irresistible Coffee Cakes

    Every cook needs to have a killer sour cream coffee cake in his or her repertoire. We went to master baker Carole Walter for the ultimate recipe, and typical of…

  • How-To

    How to Blind-Bake Pie Crust

    This simple step is the key to keeping pies like pecan and pumpkin from becoming soggy

  • Article

    Birthday Cakes

    Surprise someone on their special day

  • Article

    Plum Perfect Desserts

    Plums of all shapes and colors are abundant at this time of year. But what to do with all this bounty? Besides eating the ripest ones out of hand, plums…

  • Recipe

    Black & Blueberry Pie with Lemon-Cornmeal Crust

    Blackberries paired with blueberries make a classic American pie, but I go easy on the blackberries; their more assertive flavor and seedy texture can easily overwhelm the blueberries.

  • How-To

    How to Make Pita Bread

    Like most flatbreads, pita really isn’t difficult to make—it just takes some time for the dough to rise

  • Article

    Freshly baked cookies times two

    When I’m making cookies, I portion and bake only as many cookies as my family will eat in the next day or two. Then I refrigerate the dough for later…

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