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Apple Beehive, a burnished tower of apples

Ever since I first flipped through Elizabeth Prueitt’s latest cookbook, Tartine All Day, in the spring, I’ve wanted to make this apple beehive. It’s one of the kinds of genius ideas I turn to Prueitt for. Her bakery book, Tartine, has long been my go-to source for the most amazing bread pudding, a pumpkin tea cake with a beautiful …

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No-Knead Brioche Cinnamon Rolls, pure comfort

The brioche cinnamon rolls are pretty much the best make-ahead fancy breakfast treat I know. They make use of my favorite no-knead brioche recipe, which is just about the simplest, most butter-wonderful treat I know. The last time I made it, I used half of the dough to make a loaf of brioche, and the …

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Chewy Citrus Molasses Spice Cookies

I’ve been slow to get into the holiday spirit this winter. I’ve tried. I watched the charming A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix. I’ve listened to some of my favorite holiday music—Vince Guaraldi, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles,” Joni Mitchell’s “River”—and none of it has quite …

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Pumpkin Cake, Cinnamon-Nutmeg-Clove Goodness

We’ve reached an odd place with pumpkin-spice flavored products. It’s a flavor that’s become absurdly ubiquitous during the months of October and November. It’s not just the notorious Starbucks’ lattes, but also the Pringles and the beef jerky and the Peeps. Clearly, the flavor is popular, but it has also become, in recent years, a perennial object …

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