These sweet coils are inspired by the traditional Moroccan pastry M'hanncha, or snake cake, in which phyllo pastry is stuffed with a spiced nut mixture. Here, almonds take center stage.
Everyone knows the old gag about policemen eating doughnuts and coffee everyday— but if you really stop to think about it...why not? We'd happily eat a hot out of the fryer, sugar-coated ring of dough every day if we could. Well, maybe if they were from a few select places, like these, our favorite doughnut shops from Philly to San Francisco, Nantucket and beyond!
It doesn't get much simpler or more indulgent than a fresh doughnut. Being able to make your own is a must for any aspiring home pastry chef. Old School Comfort Food shares chef Alex's recipe for fluffy, sugar-encrusted doughnuts filled with tangy jam and accompanied by a creamy vanilla sauce. It took her dozens of attempts to develop a method that, according to her, works every time. You just need to make it once.
La Boulange: Cafe Cooking at Home delivers a fuss-free recipe for utterly charming meringue islands floating in pools of crème and drizzled with just-warm caramel sauce.
While you can find doughnuts at nearly every bäckerei, corner store, and train station in Berlin, including an unfortunate proliferation of Dunkin' Donuts, we suggest skipping the tourist stands. Instead try these five family-run bakeries which are a true step above the rest.
There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home.
True: Santa Fe is more famed for chiles than croissants. But if you take the time to check out the bakeries in town, you'll notice a distinct thread of Francophilia. So between your bites of sopaipillas and biscochitos, here are some French style spots you might want to try.
In Los Angeles, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts serves a tasty, generously portioned spin on beignets, featuring flecks of nutmeg in the center and lots of powdered sugar.