Bread and Pastry Basket

Start your Easter brunch with a bountiful spread of hot cross buns, muffins, coffee cake and more.

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Sticky Monkey Bread

Don't plan on having leftovers of this crowd-pleasing bread. Prepare a batch of Basic Sweet-Roll Dough the night before, then make this pull-apart bread on Easter morning.

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Greek Easter Bread

Greek Easter bread, known as tsoureki, makes a stunning addition to any Easter spread. Gently press the red eggs into the dough before baking, but remember, they're purely for decoration.  

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Drop Biscuits

Ree's warm, buttery drop biscuits would make an excellent addition to any Easter table. Serve with butter and your favorite preserve.

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Skillet Almond Shortbread

Top the shortbread batter with sliced almonds and sugar and bake until golden brown.

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Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry

Ina bakes thin layers of Black Forest ham, Gruyere and Dijon mustard between two sheets of puff pastry. She recommends cutting a few slits in the top sheet to allow steam to escape.

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Berry Scones with Orange-Honey Butter

You can prepare Tyler's orange-honey butter the old-fashioned way –– by sealing the ingredients in a Mason jar and shaking vigorously for 10 minutes –– or by using a food processor. Just remember to strain out the buttermilk once the mixture separates, as you'll need it to make the scones. 

 

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Strawberry Muffins

Ina's tip for the perfect muffin texture: Don't overmix the batter or the muffins will be tough. When you have a good mix, you can put anything you like in them –– blueberries, raspberries or strawberries are nice.

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Classic Cinnamon Rolls

These homemade cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to make a picture-perfect addition to your Easter spread.

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Classic Pound Cake

Pound cake is excellent served hot out of the oven, but luckily this recipe stores well, too. If not serving the same day, wrap in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for 4 to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

The buttery, crunchy streusel topping takes this coffee cake recipe to new heights. 

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Chocolate-Glazed Pound Cake

Need dessert done in 10 minutes? Drizzle a chocolate, butter and honey syrup over store-bought pound cake for a decadent-looking treat that's ready almost instantly.

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Hot Cross Buns

Make these sweetly spiced little yeast buns for an Easter gathering and watch as they disappear.

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Banana Crunch Muffins

The key to an easy brunch: make-ahead breakfast items. Ina prepares muffin mix the day before her party, then portions out the batter and bakes them the next morning.

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Popovers

These popovers are excellent when served with butter and jam. The recipe can also be made in a 12-cup mini-popover pan (baking times and temperatures will remain the same).

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Hot Cross Buns

Dress up traditional hot cross buns by adding plumped currants and drizzling with a lemon zest-spiked glaze.

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Lemon-Thyme Biscuits

Liven up this simple biscuit batter by adding finely grated lemon zest. The bright citrus flavor complements the earthiness of the thyme.

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Easter Bread

This light and airy bread is just sweet enough to go along with your traditional Easter dinner. (Add up to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with the eggs if you prefer it a little sweeter.) Make it the day before, and if you have any left over, make amazing French toast with it the day after!

Get the Recipe: Easter Bread

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