29 Great Baking Recipes For Your Weekend Project

Time spent baking is time well spent.

Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when …

Cream Cheese Brownies

Everyone loves a rich brownie. Tangy cheesecake is a slam dunk. It’s too bad tha…

Fougasse

If you’re a fan of a crisp crust, then this rustically elegant Provençal bread i…

Torta Caprese

Flourless chocolate cake often trades on cloying fudge-like density and one-note…

Paris-Brest

We knew this showstopper French dessert was both elegant and delicious. Now that…

Pane Francese

The Italian cousin to the baguette, pane francese deserves its time in the spotl…

Millionaire's Shortbread

Britain’s triple-decker combo of buttery cookie, sweet caramel, and dark chocola…

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

These cheesy Brazilian rolls get their satisfying chew from tapioca, not gluten.

Apple Strudel

Unless you’re a skilled pastry chef, wrapping ultrathin, delicate dough around a…

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie

This triple-component dessert would deserve a revival—if only we could make the …

Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling

Hailing from France’s Brittany coast, gâteau Breton boasts a bright jam filling …

Olive Oil Cake

Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…

Sticky Buns

Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping th…

Ultranutty Pecan Bars

By banishing the custard filling in favor of a topping that emphasizes the pecan…

Baked Alaska

The classic cake, ice cream, and meringue combo is a science experiment you can …

Linzertorte

What's the secret to making a perfect version of this Old World tart?

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake

The cake and frosting we weren’t worried about. But a caramel filling that was c…

Foolproof New York Cheesecake

Our recipe produced lush texture and a beautiful brown top—but not for everyone.…

Authentic Baguettes at Home

Most American baguettes are doughy and pale, and the recipes we found weren’t mu…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

We set out to perfect the back-of-the-bag classic with a cookie that was crisp a…

French Apple Tart

Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…

Perfect Latin Flan

This cousin to Spanish-style flan and crème caramel boasts a dense, sweet profil…

Rich Chocolate Tart

Most chocolate tart recipes have similar ingredients, but why do some turn out d…

Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise

This multilayered showpiece of meringue and buttercream coated in ganache might …

Almond Biscotti

Italians like these cookies dry and hard, while American versions are buttery an…

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

To rid this bread of its dense crumb, leaking filling, and huge gaps, we had to …

Carrot Layer Cake

This American classic has a lot going for it: moist cake, delicate spice, tangy …

Croissants

Croissants can be a culinary triumph—or a waste of time. Our recipe guarantees s…

Ultimate Banana Bread

Any 10-year-old can make the typical dry, bland banana bread. But if you want to…