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This is your go-to place for delicious sweet and savory bread recipes whether you’re looking for soft squishy hamburger buns, tender buttermilk biscuits, steamed buns, thin-and-crispy (or soft pillowy) pizza dough, loaf cakes, or just a good old-fashioned yeasted hot roll, we’ve got it all!


 

00 flour perfect pizza dough with pizza toppings (homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella, mozzarella di bufula)

Best Thick-Crust Pizza Dough Recipe (Using 00 Flour)

This crispy and tender easy thick-crust pizza dough recipe is made using our favorite 00 flour pizza dough recipe and it makes the best thick-crust pizza! We’re surrounded by delicious pizza here in Italy, but we also make homemade pizza at least once a month (sometimes more often) because it’s […]

Sliced Super crispy homemade sausage and onion pizza just taken out of the oven.

Best Thin-Crust Pizza Dough Recipe (Using Bread Flour)

This easy bread flour pizza dough recipe uses just 6 simple ingredients (5 if you omit the sugar — read on to find out what difference it makes). This thin homemade pizza crust is one of the best reasons to keep bread flour on hand and skip delivery! Adapted from […]

Super crispy sliced whole wheat Supreme pizza with green olives, spicy ventricina salami, salsiccia, prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and onions.

Best Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe (For Thin Crust Pizza)

Adapted from my 00 flour pizza dough recipe, this easy whole wheat pizza dough comes together with 6 simple ingredients (5 if you omit the sugar). And it makes a perfect light and crispy thin-crust pizza that bakes up in just 8 minutes every time. In fact, this is one […]

Homemade thin crust pizza with pioppini mushrooms, salame piccante (like spicy pepperonit but larger and way better tasting), halved large shallots, mozzarella and bufula mozzarella and prosciutto cotto (Italian ham)

Ultimate Thin-Crust 00 Flour Pizza Dough Recipe

Living in Italy has its perks — one of them being that we can order delicious pizza pretty much anytime we want. But even with this tasty option, we make a lot of homemade pizza including this easy 6-ingredient 00 flour pizza dough which is one of our favorite recipes […]

a stack of six berry pumpkin pancakes with melting butter on top, maple syrup surrounding it.

Fluffiest Blueberry Pumpkin Pancakes With Pecans (With Video)

These crispy-edged light and fluffy pumpkin pancakes are packed with a trio of juicy berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and toasted pecans, topped with butter, and drizzled with pure maple syrup for a total fall breakfast win. These blueberry pumpkin pancakes are the perfect recipe to use up leftover canned […]

Chinese baozi pork and chicken bun after breaking it open (green and grey tie dyed bun dough wrapped around a pork and chicken filling)

BBQ Chicken & Pork Bao Buns (Bāozi 包子 Chinese Steamed Pork Buns)

This steamed chicken and pork buns recipe uses a featherlight tangzhong bao bun dough filled with a slightly sweet and savory Chinese BBQ pork and chicken thigh filling. Homemade Chinese pork buns are truly like the ones you’ll find being sold steaming hot from street trolleys in Chengdu, Chinatown, NYC, […]

Golden brown dark chocolate covered banana bread after just baking in a loaf pan

How to Make the Best Ever Dark Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This super easy homemade chocolate chip banana bread recipe is so tender it almost eats like cake. One of my most requested recipes on the blog, this is the best of both worlds — high-quality Lindt dark chocolate and my (most tender ever) classic banana bread.  If you’re looking for […]

pizza fritte with burrata, black olives, sun dried tomatoes, and prosciutto di Parma on top

Authentic Italian Pizza Fritte (Pizzonte Frittelle Abruzzese)

Abruzzo Frittella (or pizz’onta as it’s called in dialect) is the best fried pizza you’ve likely never had. This sneaky good crispy-on-the-outside, super soft, and puffy-on-the-inside fried pizza is delicious. In fact, I can say it’s one of the best breads I’ve probably ever eaten. Golden brown shallow-fried dough sprinkled with […]

A Japanese Pork Bun BLT on a vintage Italian plate with gold trim.

The Best BLT Bao Buns (Japanese-Style BLTs on Homemade Buns)

If you love BLTs and Japanese pork buns as much as we do, I think you’ll love this ultimate and very delicious BLT. One part American classic and two parts Asian deliciousness makes one of the best BLTs ever. Super-soft homemade bao buns, slathered with a quick sesame-soy spicy mayo, […]

a tray with four pork buns each with two pieces of braised pork belly, quick salt and sugar pickled cumbers, sesame-soy-mayo, hoisin sauce, and scallions topped with a little shredded lettuce

The Fluffiest Homemade Pork Buns (Tangzhong Pork Buns)

This Momofuku & Ippudo-style pork bun recipe includes the best, most tender soft homemade bao buns (Gua Bao or Baozi) with slow-braised pork belly. The brined pork is basically a set-it-and-forget-it pork belly with otherworldly deliciousness. As for the bao (the buns), I use a special ingredient combined with the tangzhong […]

a single fluffy cinnamon roll on a dessert plate with the pan of cinnamon rolls visible in the background

Mom’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls (Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever)

This easy homemade cinnamon roll recipe is made 100% from scratch (and we happen to think they’re the best cinnamon rolls ever).  Anyone who knew my Mom also knew her locally-famous cinnamon rolls. These buttery, fluffy-soft, ooey-gooey cinnamon-swirled sweet rolls were some of the first items to be snatched up […]

closeup of a bluerry pumpkin muffin with toasted pumpkin seed crunch baked on top.

Bakery-Style Pumpkin Spice Blueberry Muffins (No-Mixer Needed)

Plump ripe blueberries have never tasted better than paired with delicious pumpkin spice muffins. In fact, this is now our new favorite way to eat them. This muffin recipe is based on my 97-year-old Granny’s vintage pumpkin bread recipe which is incredibly moist and delicious. And the best part — […]

a serving platter with a hot stack of pumpkin pancakes with melting butter, toasted chestnuts and covered with maple syrup and a wedge cut out to see the fluffy layers.

Best Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes (With Video)

This homemade pumpkin pancake recipe is without a doubt one of our all-time favorite pancakes to eat — super fluffy, crispy buttery-edged, and topped with melted butter, roasted chestnuts, and drizzled with pure maple syrup. These buttermilk pumpkin pancakes are pure heaven and perfectly pumpkin-spiced! They’re also a great way […]

4 pumpkin spice muffins with toasted chopped pumpkin seeds on top in a muffin tray

Best Bakery Style Pumpkin Spice Muffins (No-Mixer Needed)

This no-fail classic pumpkin spice muffin recipe is based on my 96-year-old Granny’s vintage pumpkin bread recipe which is super moist and delicious — and the best part is that it requires no mixer at all, just a bowl and a fork. They’re topped off with toasted pumpkin seed crunch […]

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Bread with walnut slices on a pink marble serving tray

Pumpkin Walnut Bread (Super Moist & No Mixer Needed)

This no-fail pumpkin walnut pumpkin bread recipe is based on my now 97-year-old Granny’s recipe which is super moist and delicious. You don’t need a mixer to make this pumpkin spiced bread — just a bowl and a fork. This bakery-style vintage pumpkin bread is perfect for fall baking including […]