'breakfast' on Serious Eats

Wake and Bake: Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I had breakfast flings with everything from strawberry frosted Pop Tarts to Honey Bunches of Oats, but the dish I always came back to was Quaker Oats Instant Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. This is partly because my father continued to buy boxes of this oatmeal week after week—I believe it's on perma-sale at the Shop Rite in Hackensack, NJ in case anyone is interested. Someone had to eat all that oatmeal, and that someone was me. More

Share Your Sweets: Breakfast in Bed

We're totally in favor of the Valentine's Day breakfast—it seems to be a much better way to celebrate than an overpriced dinner prix fixe. But what to make? This week, you guys offered a ton of inspiration, from French toast (from homemade bread!) to sticky buns to pancakes to muffins, and more. Check it all out in the slideshow—but make sure you have your maple syrup ready. More

Sweet Technique: Brioche

Brioche is an enriched (meaning it contains butter, eggs, milk, and sugar), yeasted French dough that falls into the category of Viennoiserie, right alongside croissant, danish, and beignet. It's best known as a breakfast dough in America, because its fluffy yet stretchy texture lends so well to treats like sticky buns, yeasted doughnuts, and buns containing chocolate or dried fruit. Personally, I love making loaves of it for sandwiches (it tastes like a more buttery and sweet version of potato bread) and once it has staled a bit, it's perfect for making French toast or bread pudding. More

11 Bay Area Breakfast Pastries We Love

You know those mornings. Those mornings when coffee just isn't enough. When you need a jolt of something extra—a sugar rush. Fortunately, the Bay Area is amply stocked with sweet breakfast treats: from French-style pastries to (almost) classic blueberry muffins. We searched far and wide for the best of the best, and narrowed the field to our 11 favorite breakfast pastries all over San Francisco and beyond. More

Wake and Bake: Braided Strawberry Cheese Bread

Many people look to celebrities to validate their own behavior. Personally, I've never tried to get into a taxi while missing certain undergarments, gone on a juice cleanse, or poured myself a drink from a magnum of champagne while relaxing on my mega yacht (OK, that last one is just because I'm poor. It's totally on my bucket list.) But I have had one "oh-my-god-a-famous-person-does-it-so-it-must-be-OK" moment, and that came after reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl. More

5 Great Sticky Buns and Morning Buns in New England

New England may be doughnut country—and rest assured we'll get to the region's best specimens at a later date—but there are plenty of baked (not fried), equally delicious reasons to get up in the morning, too. Behold, our local tribute to those twisty, knobby, sometimes-sticky, cinnamon-sugar-swirled breakfast beauties known as sticky buns and morning buns. More

Serious Entertaining: Royal Wedding Party

British newspapers are estimating that up to one billion people world-wide will watch the Royal Wedding on Friday. Even if you (claim to) think this is all a big hoopla over nothing, consider this: It's another excuse for a party. And shame on you for denying anyone the right to turn one more ordinary day into an extraordinary excuse to eat scones. Americans will have to get up at 4 a.m. or earlier to watch the wedding live, so here are some British wedding treats to serve your bleary eyed guests. More

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