Krispy Kreme–Style Donuts (Yeasted)



Imagine a Krispy Kreme donut—yum, right? Okay, now lose that melt-in-your-mouth texture. We know, it’s hard to say good-bye. Stick with us here. Now replace that texture with a brioche-like one with a little chewy give. The springy dough has an almost savory flavor that adults and kids alike will freak out over.

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Old-Fashioned Donuts



If there’s one thing the whole world can agree on, it’s donuts: America has stalwart chains like Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme, along with local icons like Brooklyn’s Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, Seattle’s Top Pot, Café du Monde in New Orleans and Philadelphia’s Federal Donuts. Canadians swear by Tim Horton’s. Italians eat zeppole; Turks enjoy lokma; Jewish people eat sufganiyot or buñuelos at Hanukkah.

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How Croissant Dough Works



Flour, water, butter, yeast, sugar, and salt—these are the deceptively simple components of the ubiquitous French pastry that’s known and loved worldwide for its flaky layers, subtle crunch, and tender interior. When mixed, kneaded, rested, folded, and rolled just right, these six ingredients make up a winning batch of laminated dough—with distinct layers of butter and flour-based yeasted dough that rise into a complex, cavernous labyrinth of buttery deliciousness.

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Umami-Bomb Vegetarian Demi Glace



Got a meat-free friend coming to dinner and wondering what in the world to serve? We’ve got you covered—covered in an unctuous, flavor-packed demi-glace that’s wheat-free, gluten-free, and, vegetarian. Did we say vegetarian? We should probably mention that it’s in fact vegan—with no dairy at all. And yet, you won’t believe its rich, satisfying taste and texture. Oh and hey, you can make this stuff in two hours! That’s pretty crazy considering that traditional demi-glace can take about 24 hours.

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Smokerless Smoked Chicken



With crispy, amber-hued skin and penetrating smoky flavor, this barbecued bird is the go-to dish you’ve been waiting for all your chicken-loving life. And you don’t even need a smoker to make it—all you need, in fact, is a basic oven. So whether you’re keeping it tight in a tiny urban studio or spreading out in some Nashville mansion, we think the technique will find a recurring role in your repertoire of favorite recipes.

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This Is Not a Latte



This is not a latte. Okay? Yes, it looks like a latte. Yes, it drinks like a latte. Still, trust us when we tell you, it is not a latte.

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Make Your Own Steak Knives!



Did you know you can take old butter knives and turn them into sharp-and-sexy steak knives? It’s true! Imagine, taking a quick trip to the local thrift store to pick up some cool-looking old knives, then transforming those dusty dullards into a beautiful set of blades that cut clean through all manner of meats.

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Edible Emoji Egg



Ever been to a restaurant where your asparagus or corned-beef hash came topped with a cartoonishly perfect fried egg? That sunshine-yellow yolk; that smooth, flawless white.

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