Donut & Pastry Recipes
Have a serious craving for fritters, crullers, cake donuts, fried donuts, or donut holes? Homemade donuts are easier to make than you think—you probably have all of the donut ingredients on hand already, from sweet vanilla to powdered sugar and your favorite assortment of sprinkles.
Red-Jam and Cheese DanishThe dough can be made through step 1 the night before baking and left to rise in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. The chilled dough will need about two hours in the baking dish to come to room temperature and double in bulk before baking.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Apple DumplingsA traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert, these apple pastries are spiced with cinnamon and studded with raisins. Martha made this recipe on episode 708 of Martha Bakes.
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Basic Pastry DoughThis dough is perfect for Brandied Fruit Tartlets or Salted Chocolate Tartlets.
Cinnamon-Walnut BaklavaReader Elif Ekin Tasdizen contributed this recipe for baklava, which layers store-bought phyllo dough into a buttery, nut-filled treat.
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Mini Sticky BunsThe appeal of diminutive buns, baked in mini-muffin tins, is not just that you can eat more than one with impunity. Unlike their bigger cousins, they are irresistibly crunchy all around the sides.Recipe
Rachel Good's Glazed Potato DoughnutsThese fluffy, satisfying doughnuts add mashed potatoes to the traditional flour dough -- and are best eaten slightly warm.Recipe
Pumpkin Cornmeal DoughnutsDoughnuts and doughnut holes made with cornmeal and rich pumpkin puree are in keeping with the season. Roll some in confectioners' sugar and others in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. A tall glass of apple cider is the perfect accompaniment.Recipe
Chestnut Apple StrudelChestnuts play a graceful role in sweet dishes, such as this golden strudel filled with sauteed apples and roasted chestnuts steeped in syrup -- a variation on marrons glaces.Recipe
Ginger-Pear Hand PiesPastry rounds are pressed into muffin tins and filled with ginger-perfumed fruit. The resulting hand pies are small but indulgent.Recipe
Russian Snow TwigsOur recipe was inspired by one for the fried Russian pastries known as khvorost (or twigs). Piled high on a serving platter and dusted with confectioners sugar, the cookies resemble winter branches freshly covered in snow.Recipe
Homemade BaklavaThis traditional Mediterranean dessert is made with layers of phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and honey.Recipe
Poppy-Seed SnailsTo release the flavor of poppy seeds, grind them in a food processor for 30 seconds. Martha made this recipe on episode 610 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Martha's Kouign-AmannThese flaky, crackly cakes from the Brittany region of France have pockets of caramelized sugar strewn throughout. Martha made this recipe on episode 610 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Cinnamon-Sugar KnotsMartha made this recipe on episode 610 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Bunuelos with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cactus BerriesThese Spanish fried dough cups are topped with cinnamon sugar and served with ice cream and caramel sauce.Recipe
Coffee-Filled Cream Puffs with Chocolate GlazeFreshly brewed espresso amps up the rich pastry cream that's piped into these delicate puffs. Martha made this recipe on episode 611 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
KremowkaKremowka (pronounced kreh-MOOV-kah) is a Polish cream cake that sandwiches vanilla pastry cream between two layers of puff pastry. Martha made this recipe on episode 611 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Warm Nectarine TurnoversBursting with the sweet-and-tart taste of nectarines, these turnovers are the perfect way to end a picnic lunch.Recipe
Ricotta FrittersRicotta fritters accompanied by a sweet huckleberry compote are a study in contrasting flavors and textures.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Lavender Galaktoboureko (Custard-Filled Phyllo)Our version of this Greek pastry, typically made with orange-flower water, has a Mediterranean twist: We have infused it with lavender and honey.Recipe
Basic Cream PuffsLightened pastry cream fills puffs topped with icing or powdered sugar and nuts.Recipe
ProfiterolesThe ice cream transforms this French pastry into a delectable ice cream sandwich.