3 Pastry Recipes for Breakfast, Dessert, and Beyond

Pinwheels, scones, and beignets do double duty as rich breakfasts or sweet snacks.

By The Editors

If you ever wanted to dip your toe into bread and pastry making, but weren’t sure where to start, Fast Breads (Chronicle), by culinary all-star Elinor Klivans, is the cookbook for you. It covers regular loaves of crusty and sandwich bread, and only moves on from there, with an additional four-dozen recipes for rolls, biscuits, Stromboli, popovers, muffins, doughnuts, waffles, and much, much more. All in all, it’s easy enough for beginners, but varied enough for more advanced bread bakers – and that’s most definitely a good thing.

These are three of our favorite pastry recipes from Fast Breads’ lineup. Serve them for a sumptuous breakfast or rich snack today.

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Excerpted from Fast Breads: 50 Recipes for Easy, Delicious Bread © 2010 by Elinor Klivans. Reprinted with permission from Chronicle Books. Photographs by Susie Cushner.

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