Hot Cross Buns

HAPPY EASTER! I just needed a reason to upload a recipe and what better occasion than resurrection Sunday?! Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten during Lent or on Good Friday, (According to Google, an Anglican monk baked the buns and marked them with a cross in honor of Good Friday. Over time they gained popularity, and [...]

Babka (Chocolate or Cinnamon)

So, in Pastry School, we had a 6-week bread course. Of all the bread I made, the rich, sweet, flaky ones were my favorite. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need milk, eggs, and butter to create rich challahs and flaky croissants. You just need strong arms (or a stand mixer w/ a dough hook attachment), [...]