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NYT Cooking: Rum simple syrup and toasted almond cream — both quick and easy to assemble — are all you need to transform stale homemade or store-bought croissants into deliciously sweet and fragrant pastries. The amount of syrup might feel excessive, but it’s needed to replace the moisture lost in the croissants as they become stale, so be generous when soaking them.
NYT Cooking: Inspired by orange roll recipes from the 1910s and ’20s, these citrusy cinnamon rolls have an old-fashioned feel, an easy-like-Sunday-morning breakfast from simpler times. Perfumed with fresh orange zest in the base, filling and glaze, they come together in less than an hour, thanks to a fluffy, tender dough that doesn’t require yeast. To help the biscuit-dough base end up as soft as any yeasted t
NYT Cooking: The bran and germ of whole-wheat flour add nuttiness to pancakes, but 100 percent whole-wheat pancakes have a reputation for being dense and fibrous. These aren’t. Letting the batter rest for five minutes while the pan heats ensures that the pancakes will be tender and delicate. The flour will hydrate and soften, doing away with any heaviness but keeping its deep, delicious flavor.