'easter' on Serious Eats

American Classics: Untraditional Hot Cross Buns

The trouble with hot cross buns, at least in my experience, is they tend to not be very good. After finding sweet, sweet success using challah dough to make monkey bread, I realized that the water + yeast proofing technique used in challah dough, made for a fluffier, chewier bun than the scalded dairy technique I had tried before for other sweetened yeasted breads and this inspired me to play with the dough to make hot cross buns with the texture that I had been searching for. More

13 Dessert Recipes To Make For Easter

On Easter Sunday, there will be egg-hunting and crocus-spotting and time with family and friends. If you're having a big to-do and want a classic tiered carrot cake for the center of your table, we've got you covered (plus a gluten-free version and one that's made for a crowd.) We also have lemon desserts, Easter cookies, and, of course, a few adorable homemade Peeps. More

Easter Egg Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Calling all Krispy Kreme aficionados: the revered doughnut chain is throwing its hat, or rather its egg-shaped doughnuts, into the ring this Easter season with two glazed ovoid treats. But buyer beware—you need a seriously developed sweet tooth to appreciate these guys. More

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