Sugar and spice and everything nice—that's what these special pastries are made of. They start with biscuit dough, which is flattened out and dusted with plenty of sugar and cinnamon. Then it's rolled up, sliced, sprinkled with coarse sugar for extra sparkle and crunch, and baked until flaky and golden brown.
Brown Sugar and Pecan Sticky Buns
Make these delicious treats ahead of time and serve these sticky, sweet buns for breakfast or brunch.
Monkey Bread with Hazelnut-Chocolate Swirl
We made monkey bread even more irresistible. Nutella takes this pull-apart treat to an extra level of deliciousness. The chocolate-hazelnut spread is layered throughout. When serving for breakfast, make the dough the night before and set it in the fridge, then bring to room temperature and bake. Or make it the day of and serve for elevenses.
This delicious recipe for Easter babka comes from the "Martha Stewart Living" television show.
Busy times call for easy desserts that have a sweet simplicity, like these flaky apple-cinnamon pastries. For our streamlined strudel, we folded convenient store-bought puff pastry around a four-ingredient filling of sauteed fruit.
Spring Shower Almond Petits Fours
Each of these pink-and-white petits fours has two layers of extra-moist almond cake filled with cherry preserves, a coating of tinted glaze gives them a hand-painted appearance, and faux cherry blossoms make them even more artful.
There is very little white sugar in these not-just-for-breakfast buns -- but you won't miss it. Honey imparts its smooth, mellow sweetness to every component: the rich, buttery dough, the tangy creme fraiche filling, and the appealingly sticky topping.
The many buttered layers of phyllo dough, walnut filling, and sweet syrup make baklava the ultimate special-occasion dessert in Greece.
French Butterfly Cookies (Papillons)
Known for their caramelized exterior and multitude of flaky layers within, these French treats call for just two ingredients: puff pastry and sugar.