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cardamom sugar buns + a mauviel giveaway

Saturday, July 21, 2018
cardamom sugar buns

I’m back with more buns. This is a recipe (and post) I put up on my site years ago, and I thought I’d bring it back to life by baking the buns (yet again) in my favorite soufflé molds (if you don’t have these molds, never fear! You can also bake the buns in ramekins or muffin tins; directions below). The recipe is adapted from Tara O’Brady’s Sugar…


morning buns

Sunday, June 24, 2018
morning buns

I promised another bun recipe for you, and here it is: Morning Buns. Unlike the Cinnamon Bun recipe I just posted, this one uses a quick Danish dough, which gives each roll buttery, flaky layers. I based the filling off the famous Tartine morning bun filling – I recently went to San Fransisco for the first time ever, and got to visit Tartine and try their famous morning…


Cinnamon Buns

Thursday, June 21, 2018
cinnamon rolls

I’ve had a lot of people asking about these cinnamon buns on Instagram, and so I’m finally delivering with a recipe. This cinnamon roll recipe is adapted from my book but made a bit different: I’ve baked them in mini soufflé pans from Mauviel. I am really happy with how they turned out – the pans held the dough’s shape nicely, and pushed the buns up to be extra…


Rhubarb Blackberry Streusel Buns

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Rhubarb blackberry streusel buns might be my new favorite breakfast indulgence, coming in right behind my beloved all-stars: straight-up cinnamon rolls. These rolls remind me of a perfect coffeecake, with a tender dough, a swirl of jam, and then plenty of streusel and icing gracing the top of each. I have a recipe for the rhubarb blackberry jam included here, but if you are in a hurry, any…

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Blueberry-Orange Breakfast Rolls

Sunday, April 8, 2018

“Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry.” – Leonard Koren I met Melissa Coleman (also known as The Faux Martha) so many years ago when she came to my home one cold winter day, with her husband Kevin and daughter Halle. We had a lovely breakfast together, and went from “blogger friends” to real friends. A few years after our initial meeting she ended up…

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Whole Wheat Monkey Bread

Sunday, September 3, 2017

One must know how to be quiet in all the languages and everywhere, always allowing the leaves to fall, fall, allowing them to fall, fall. * The house is quiet again. The constant laughter, pitter-patter of feet, splashing of pool water, and occasional bickering has been replaced with the sound of measuring cups scooping out flour, rolling pins on cold stone, and the mixer paddle clunking against stainless…


sweet dough recipe

Thursday, July 20, 2017
sweet dough

  Sweet Dough From my book, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book PRINT RECIPE Dough 4 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup whole milk, warm (100-110F) 1/4 cup honey 4 cups (568g) all-purpose flour 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 2 teaspoons salt 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks | 142g) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces Grease a large bowl. In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the…


danish dough

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Danish dough

Easy Danish Dough From my book, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book Notes: The dough does need to rest overnight in the refrigerator, so plan accordingly. It’s important for the Danish dough to come to room temperature before you roll it out, or the butter will not incorporate correctly. This dough can be frozen, but doesn’t rise quite as nicely as when it’s fresh. If the dough is not used…


pistachio chocolate twist

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Pistachio Chocolate Twist Bread Recipe | The Vanilla Bean Blog

‘The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why, how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever! flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less than lovely! and only now, deep into night, it has finally ended… and though the questions that have assailed us all day remain —…


Pumpkin-Spice Braided Brioche Knots

Monday, November 2, 2015

It’s chilly today, but the sun is peeking out from behind its entourage of cloud cover. The oven is preheating, and my to-do list has so many items on it; every time I glance at it my mind goes black and can’t figure out where to start. Distractions everywhere are whispering to me. It’s so cozy on that couch. Maybe you could play Farms and Castles just one…