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Naan, bubbled and chewy Indian flatbread

Whenever we order Indian food, regardless of whatever else we get, we pretty much always include naan. That wonderful pliant and chewy white flatbread that’s such a wonderful vehicle for soaking up sauces. It’s traditionally baked in a clay oven, which makes the translation to the typical American home kitchen a bit tricky. Most of …

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Coffee Cardamom Morning Buns, gooey goodness

Here they are. Warm, soft whirls of dough. They’re coffee cardamom morning buns. And they’re just the thing for a weekend brunch. When you want something sweet but not too sweet. And familiar and comforting but not boring. And special but not too much trouble to make from start to finish in one morning. These …

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The best pizza dough, chewy thin crust with a puffy rim

The best pizza dough is a bold claim. I know. And it’s obviously highly subjective. At any given time there is a heated argument on the Internet on the relative merits of New York style pizza versus Chicago style pizza, with some arguing the latter isn’t pizza at all. So, I’m here to say I …

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Pączki (Polish Yeasted Jelly Doughnuts)

I hate deep frying. It’s such a hassle. There’s a bubbling cauldron of hot oil to stand over and then there’s the problem of figuring out how to deal with it later. But there’s one thing I make an exception for: pączki. Pączki (pronounced punch-key, singular paczek [pronounced punch-ek {nota bene: “pączkis” are not a …

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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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