Chef's Blog

Celebrate Apple Cider Donut Season with a Twist

And just like that, it is apple season! For those of us near our Hyde Park, New York campus, visiting our local apple orchards is an unmissable autumn tradition. Sure, you pick apples to bring home for snacks and pie, but most important is the season’s first apple cider donut. […]

Breakfast and Brunch


Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves Challah is a special kind of bread, enriched with whole eggs, used for the Jewish Shabbat and holidays. Although challah is generally formed into a braid, other shapes are also traditional, such as a round loaf for Rosh Hashanah. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Pantry, Side Dishes

Durum Rosemary Rolls

Makes 22 rolls Found in the pasta aisle of many supermarkets, durum flour—a wheat flour high in protein and gluten strength—contributes a slight yellowish hue to these aromatic rolls. The flavors of chopped rosemary and olive oil conjure up thoughts of the Mediterranean. Whether the dough is shaped into a […]

Main Dishes

Grilled Pizza

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 cups warm water 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup semolina flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 2 cups grated mozzarella 1/4 cup sautéed diced onions 2 tablespoons […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Honey-Wheat Sandwich Bread

Makes 2 loaves Ingredients 4 cups bread flour, plus extra as needed 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 cups whole or low-fat milk, boiled and cooled to room temperature 1/3 cup vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons kosher salt […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Desserts

Hot Crossed Buns

Makes 12 servings Never mind bunnies and eggs…the surest sign of Easter season may be the hot crossed bun. These yeast-raised treats were first made as spiced fruit buns and were popular during the Tudor period in England. They were later decorated with a cross on top and sold “hot […]


Jelly Donuts (Sufganiyot)

Makes 10 donuts Whether you save them as a special Hanukkah treat or enjoy them year round, there is no wrong reason to eat a jelly donut. Use any jelly or jam that you like best, or fill the donuts with dulce de leche, vanilla cream, or chocolate-hazelnut spread. Ingredients […]

Breakfast and Brunch, Desserts

Pull-Apart Apple Cider Donut

Makes 10 servings Apple cider donuts are a fall staple, best enjoyed at a farm stand on a crisp morning. For a taste of the orchard at home, this bread is inspired by the original, with the addition of sticky-sweet caramel. No frying needed! The bulk of the recipe can […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Swedish-style Cardamom-Cinnamon Buns

Makes 16 buns These buns are inspired by the ubiquitous cardamom bun found all over Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden. They are less sweet than American-style cinnamon buns, with more tender dough than filling. This makes them the perfect morning accompaniment to a hot cup of coffee, though we like them […]