Pandemic Bakers Are Going Pro

Once again, a period of turmoil has generated a new wave of professional bakers.

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A Coconut Cake for the Ages

This gâteau d’Hélène recipe from the 1970s is just as elegant and delicious today as it was decades ago.

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The Benefits of Ordering Dinner From Instagram

As restaurants struggled last year, many chefs survived by selling food directly to customers, an age-old practice that is now shaping the future of hospitality.

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For Better Bakes, Perfect This Versatile Dough

At home in sweet and savory buns alike, enriched dough is a baking utility player. Let Claire Saffitz lead you to flawless results every time.

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The Jam-Filled Pastry of My Dreams

A serendipitous trip in the Basque Country led Dorie Greenspan to this irresistible dessert.

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How the No-Knead Bread Recipe Changed Baking

In 2006, it changed the face of baking. Now, J. Kenji López-Alt takes a fresh look at Jim Lahey and Mark Bittman’s revolutionary recipe.

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W. Galen Weston, Who Transformed a Family Food Empire, Dies at 80

Faced with the task of turning around a nearly bankrupt supermarket chain, he made private-label merchandise fashionable.

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How to Make Croissants

Get those perfectly burnished, flaky pastries straight from your oven with this expert advice.

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Is Baked Alaska the Secret to a Long Life?

A 117-year-old nun in France made me think it might be.

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Layer Cakes for Any Occasion

Mini Melanie in Brooklyn ships colorful layer cakes nationwide.

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A Greek Olive Oil Cake in Time for Easter

Kosterina’s new cake is festive for spring, covered with a layer of confectioners’ sugar or gussied up with sorbet.

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The Best Bagels Are in California (Sorry, New York)

West Coast bakers are driving a great bagel boom, producing some of the most delicious versions around and finding ways to expand during the pandemic.

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Your Morning Granola Just Got an Upgrade

Filled with coconut and dried cherries, these breakfast treats from Frenchette Bakery are wholesome enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for dessert.

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Sometimes All You Need Is a Perfect Rotisserie Chicken

While some of New York’s most celebrated kitchens are dormant, Winner, a takeout-only cafe in Brooklyn, has flourished.

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How an Artisanal Doughnut Maker Spends Her Sundays

Kimberly Camara, whose wildly popular pastries have Filipino flavors and themes, takes the day off to be with her family.

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17 Freezer-Friendly Desserts for Anytime Sweets

Your future self will be grateful for instant homemade treats from your own kitchen.

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Stuck at Home, Pastry Chefs Find Freedom. New Yorkers Find Cookies.

At dozens of microbakeries in apartment kitchens, laid-off chefs are flexing their creativity to meet the city’s demand for cheer and calories.

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There’s No Better Time for Maximalist Brownies

Stuffed or topped with the likes of sugared coconut, pecan pie filling or salted pretzels, these brownies are not about subtlety.

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Scaling Down Recipes for Small-Batch Baking

During the pandemic, home bakers clamored for scaled-down versions of their favorite recipes.

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Treat Yourself to a Parisian Aperitif That Is Easy to Make at Home

In France, savory cakes salé are served as a light nibble before dinner. They’re remarkably versatile and come together in a snap.

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My Search for Lost Time in a Slice of Jewish Rye

When Gottlieb’s Bakery reopened in Savannah, Ga., I rediscovered a taste of my childhood. But that link to the past shattered with a pandemic, and a death.

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With Pastry Beers, Have Your Cake and Drink It, Too

As breweries move beyond challenging flavors, they’re taking inspiration from desserts, snacks and candies.

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Let the Carbs Come to You

Bread Basket is a new subscription service, offering assortments of breads and cookies from local bakeries.

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Betty Campbell-Adams, Bronx Evangelist of Carrot Cake, Dies at 65

The bakery Ms. Campbell-Adams founded with her husband has won legions of fans all over the world for the Caribbean-infused delicacy that is its specialty.

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All I Needed to Survive Lockdown Was Sourdough

Early in quarantine, I ordered a 50-pound bag of flour. It’s gone now, but my sanity has remained.

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16 Delightful Cooking Projects to Brighten Up the Holidays

If you’ve got time on your hands, these recipes are a joy to make.

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A Traditional, but Unexpected, Christmas Showstopper

Yotam Ottolenghi usually leaves the Christmas meals to his husband. But dessert is where he shines, making this riff on the classic bûche de Noël.

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What Comfort Food Looks Like to People Around the World

Six people who turned their love for food into careers tell us about the flavors that nourish their souls.

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A Pinwheel Pie as Appealing as Her Fashion Designs

Laura Kim shares a recipe for an updated version of a dish her mother used to make to entice her to eat vegetables.

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A Lemon Meringue Cookie Good Enough to Be Imaginary

For months, I’ve wanted to spend time with the central character of the Armand Gamache series. Since I can’t, I made these cookies for him instead.

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Bring the Apple Cider Doughnuts to You

You may not be able to take a day trip to the apple orchard, but you can still bring those beloved treats home.

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How to Pretend You’re in Paris Tonight

There are countless ways to invite Paris into your home. All you need is a little creativity. And perhaps a glass of Champagne.

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A Weekend Bakery Sets Up Shop

The baker Nora Allen sells her burnished sourdoughs on Ludlow Street.

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The Fashion Photographer Who Traded Film for Flour

Six years ago, Norman Jean Roy walked away from his career behind the camera. These days, he’s baking bread.

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An Ancient Grain Flour for Your Pie Crust

This gluten-free flour from the chef Thomas Keller’s company can be used, as the brand says, measure for measure.

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12 Thanksgiving Desserts Worth Saving Room For

Here’s what you need to make the end of the meal shine.

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The Right Apple Pie for a Pandemic Thanksgiving

From choosing the apples to shaping the dough, Genevieve Ko finds ways to modernize this comforting classic.

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2 Broke Artists Started a Home Bakery in Mexico. It’s a Pandemic Hit.

They didn’t have an oven. Their apartment resembled Santa’s workshop set up in a dorm room. But two rookie bakers are thriving in Mexico City, where food and entrepreneurism go hand-in-hand.

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A Childhood Favorite Reimagined

Harissa and lamb, pork and fennel, and vegan mushroom with leeks and farro make sophisticated fillings for the humble Australian sausage roll.

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It’s a Hellscape Out There. Try a Galette.

They’re messy. They’re forgiving. They’re the pastry form we need in 2020.

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This Year, ‘The Great British Baking Show’ Offers Extra Sweet Normalcy

The show’s comfort viewing status has reached new heights with its latest season, filmed within a coronavirus bubble and with a familiar format, sans social distancing.

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The 14 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2020

Our favorite new books of the season, selected by Food reporters and editors from The New York Times.

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The Cradle of Global Bagel Baking? (It’s Not New York)

A self-taught baker in New Jersey is helping entrepreneurs all over the world, many with not even a schmear of experience, to open bagel shops.

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A Plum Crumble That Meets You Where You Are

Look to those graham crackers in the back of your cupboard, and put them to use in this simple dessert.

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The New York Cafe Where Writers Go to Work — and Eat Cake

The Hungarian Pastry Shop on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has fed generations of authors and students.

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The Poundcake of Your Dreams

This buttery loaf has a moist, golden crumb, a crème fraîche tang and a texture just as light (or dense) as you like.

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These Rolls Will Change the Way You See Sourdough

The baker Bryan Ford’s pan de coco, made with coconut milk, does not look like European sourdough — and that’s part of the pleasure.

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The Art of the Cookie Drop

My Cookie Dealer, a bakery that delivers and ships orders placed through Instagram, has fared well in the time of socially distant dining.

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Do You Really Want That Wedding Cake a Year Later?

Experts weigh in on how to freeze your cake and have some other suggestions for commemorative treats to savor on your one-year anniversary.

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When the Bake Sale Goes Global, Millions Are Raised to Fight Injustice

Online sales have become blockbuster events as long-sidelined pastry chefs lead a charge toward activism.

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