Best 9 Popular Breakfast Pastries You Should Bake
” Everyone has a favorite cake, pastry, pudding, or pie from when they were kids. “
In the era of machines and mayhem, mankind tends to lose its softness. The perfect way of rekindling it back to life is to indulge yourself in the universe of pastries and soft loaves of bread. Exciting, isn’t it? The vivid spectacle of tiny butter chunks churning under the blender blades, the addictive aura of cocoa powder, and the impeccable crust of a newly baked product are some of the rarest things you’ll encounter in your life. As they say, enjoy it while it lasts!
Pastries are those happiness-inducing delicacies that excite you even in the hardest times. What are you waiting for? Don your chef dress and storm into the kitchen! Let’s bake some finger-licking pastries.
Here are the best breakfast pastries that we suggest you make for your friends and family.
1. Gluten-Free Coconut Bread
Are you a busy bee with a tight schedule and have no time for luxurious and privileged breakfast? This is one of those staple pastries which you can munch while working on a laptop or while driving to the office. Bread is one of the easiest delicacies to digest and they are very light on the stomach and high on energy. Bread enact a major role in the lives of many corporate people. It can be consumed at any preferable time of your choice and at any place you choose to have it. This is one of the best gluten-free concoctions which depends only on your preferred flour with a blend of vitamins and minerals. Adding the essence of coconut to your recipe makes it more engaging and enjoyable.
- Grab an aluminum rack of medium size and place it in the middle of your microwave oven. Preheat the rack at a temperature of 350 degrees.
- Take a large loaf pan (preferably) which has long overhung sides. Grease or coat the loaf pan with clarified butter (ghee) or with any non-stick spray available in the market.
- Shred a tender coconut using a vegetable knife or a mobile shredding machine. Toss the contents into a vessel. Toast the shredded coconut on a baking sheet. Continue the process until it turns into a shade of light-brown. Let it cool for 5-7 minutes.
- Now, whisk the prime ingredients such as all-purpose flour, sorghum flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a medium glass bowl. Add eggs one at a time making sure that no visible blocks are clogging the texture of the recipe.
- Scrape the contents of the batter into the preheated pan. Then, beat the coconut flakes and top the batter with them.
- Bake the batter until the top bounces back when pushed inside. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Voila! The gluten-free coconut bread is ready!
Head Start: Always go for a loaf pan with high overhung sides so that it will be easy for you to take it out without any burns. While whisking maintain the speed at medium as it is the ideal speed that blends the ingredients correctly. Bread has a shelf-life of 5 days. Store it at room temperature.
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2. Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Who doesn’t love cakes? The soft, light, feathery lumps caressing your taste buds push you into a world of daze and trance. If you level up the notch a bit higher by adding the classic aroma of coffee and addictive smell of cinnamon, it becomes one of those pastries which you will never forget in your life. This quintessential coffee cake is a perfect delicacy for leisure and breezy mornings. You can devour it while watching your favorite movie or while scouring through a novel. Complement the coffee cake with a cup of coffee or with any homemade cookies for the best taste.
- Preheat your microwave oven at the standard temperature of 350 degrees. While preheating, coat a medium-sized, square-shaped baking pan and set it aside. Arrange hazelnuts, cinnamon, 1/4th cup of sugar, chocolate in a bowl.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a medium-sized bowl. Next, beat butter, remaining cup of sugar by maintaining the speed of the beater at high until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence to it.
- Now, add eggs one after another at regular intervals. Make sure that the eggs combine with the batter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
- Keep the mixer at a low speed and add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture in 3 batches. Alternate the 3 batches by adding the yogurt in 2 additions.
- Pour half of the batter into the baking pan and add the cinnamon-hazelnut mixture on top. Now, spoon the remaining half of the batter and add the left cinnamon-hazelnut mixture on top.
- Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes until it obtains a golden brown texture. Transfer the baked cake onto the wire rack and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Head Start: Cake can be baked in one day advance. Complement the cake by adding whipped cream on top.
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3. Black Sesame-Pear Teacake
I am pretty sure you must have encountered many varieties of tea cakes more than you have met many people. Teacakes have existed from the very beginning of mankind and have survived through many transitions. But trust me, the tea cake we have suggested is one of its kind with its impeccable taste and intriguing aura. With the addition of black sesame and pear chunks to it makes it a stand-out in the category of breakfast pastries. An ideal companion to your morning tea. This deeply flavored cake will leave you craving for more!
- Preheat your microwave oven at a temperature of 325 degrees. Butter one 9-inch loaf pan with the unsalted butter.
- Whisk 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 2 tbsp. black sesame seeds in a medium-sized bowl. Grind the remaining 1/2 cup sesame seeds to form a thick paste.
- Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl by maintaining the speed of the blender at high. Add the sesame paste and blend it further. Blend the whole mixture for 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs and blend it until it becomes fluffy and light. On low speed, add the dry ingredient mixture to the batter in 3 batches by alternating it with the additions of 2 batches of buttermilk. Toss the chopped pear pieces on to the batter and fold them into it.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan set the batter in a way that there is a flat top.
- Bake in the oven for 40 minutes if you opt for the big loaf. Set the timer for 45 minutes if you choose small loaves. Shift the pan onto a wire rack after baking.
Head Start: You can prepare the bread for 3 days in advance. Sprinkle sugar on top for better look and taste. Insert a toothpick into the teacake before taking out of the oven. This way you can see whether the cake is baked or not.
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4. Apple Pear Coffee Cake
Even the coffee cakes fall under the same dignified category of teacakes. They are subtle, reliable, and tastier than teacakes. Coffee cakes also make a perfect companion with your hot and happening types of coffees- yes, they are suitable for all types of coffees. If you bake this on a happening Sunday, your friends and family will complete the pastry even before you start. It is addictive like most of the pastries listed in this article.
- Preheat the microwave oven at 350 degrees. Grease a medium or large-sized loaf pan with melted, unsalted butter.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- In a large dish, blend sugar, butter until it is light and fluffy. Maintain the speed of the blender at high.
- Now, add the dry ingredients in 3 batches alternatively with the 2 batches of sour cream. Add the finely chopped pieces of pears and apples. Fold them into the batter before placing it in the microwave. Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture on the batter.
- Bake the batter at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Transfer the cake onto the wire rack for cooling.
Head Start: You can prepare the bread for 3 days in advance. Garnish it with dry fruits such as walnut and dried raisins. Sprinkle sugar on it for a better look and taste.
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5. Hot Cross Buns
These dry fruit studded buns are very soft and crispy. Made mostly on the eve of Good Friday this finger-licking delicacy deserves a mention in our list because of their unique look and feel. With an icing cross mark on their heads and a sweet yeast taste inside them, these English cakes never cease to amaze the food lovers whenever they devour them. Tastes best when served hot.
- Preheat the microwave oven at a temperature of 350 degrees. Grease the loaf pan with melted, unsalted butter.
- Whisk honey, sweet yeast, and a cup of milk in a medium-sized bowl until the foam is formed and set it aside. Whisk it for 5 minutes. Coat a large mixing bowl with butter.
- Add an egg, an egg yolk, vanilla essence, brown sugar, oils into the yeast mixture. Mix flour, cinnamon, cardamom and whisk it by maintaining a low speed on the dough hook until it forms a shaggy dough.
- Put on some salt and beat the dough on medium speed until it forms a ball around the dough hook. Beat the dough until it is slightly more tacky and smooth for 5 minutes.
- Add one tbsp of butter; 1 cup in total allowing the dough to absorb each piece of butter. Beat the dough for one last time until it becomes supple, elastic, and shiny.
- Knead the dough with your hands by adding flour powder at intervals until it becomes non-sticky and fluffy. Transfer the contents into the prepared bowl and rest it until it doubles its size.
- Turn the dough onto a clean surface, pat them down into a half-inch thickness. Top it with dry fruits and roll them into balls of equal sizes.
- Bake the buns until the top and bottom become golden brown.
- Whisk powdered sugar and whipped cream to form the icing. Now top it on the buns in the desired shape ( preferably, cross).
Head Start: Dough can be prepared 1 day in advance. Pipe out the icing only after the buns are cooled. Let the dough ferment naturally at room temperature.
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6. Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
Breakfast cravings on a leisure Sunday morning is very hard to satisfy. Well, if you are an ardent fan of cakes and pastries it is more difficult to quench your hunger. You must have encountered many varieties of cakes and bread but the cinnamon roll cake is very different from the regular delis. This giant roll is a favorite for many as it can easily be made and very delicious. Amateur baking aspirants can breeze through this recipe as it is easy to make. No special tools are required to prepare the size-of-human-head-rolls. If you are experimenting with yeast for the first time, this is the ideal cake for you. Kids will love to roll these up.
- Use the standard ingredients such as flour, sugar, salt, yeast, milk to knead the dough. Heat the butter and milk together.
- Beat the eggs one after another into the dry ingredient mixture. Make sure that no lumps are forming while adding the eggs.
- Add the milk mixture to it. Your dough is ready for kneading.
- Knead the dough using your hands or a mixer. When you finish kneading, cover the dough with a cling wrap and rest it for 3o minutes. This 30-minute window will help the gluten to relax and makes shaping easier.
- Roll the dough into a large-sized rectangle ( you can opt for any shape, but rectangle makes the dough easier to roll). Coat the melted butter and sprinkle brown sugar on top.
- Grab a kitchen knife or pizza cutter and slice the dough into 6 equal horizontal stripes. Roll up a strip and place it in a pan greased with oil.
- Now, roll the remaining 5 rolls by coiling them together to make one large cinnamon roll. Let the cake rise in its shape. This process takes about 1-2 hours to complete.
- Bake the raised cake in an oven ( preheat it at 350 degrees while the cake rises) until it is golden brown.
- Whisk sugar, milk, vanilla essence together to form the icing and spread it on the cake.
Head Start: Use more butter in the dough to make it fluffy. While coiling the rolls together, you may notice some of the filling coming out. Sprinkle it later on the dough.
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7. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
Cupcakes make Christmas worth a wait. Everyone’s favorite cupcakes are tasty, light on the stomach but heavy on the heart. Well, if you wanna up the ante by unleashing your creative side then you’re on board! Delicious vanilla cakes with swirled white chocolate cream on top excite people of all ages. Sprinkle sparkling sugar on top and this Christmas cupcake becomes the stand-out in all the pastries and dishes you make on an auspicious day. Add the dash of overwhelming peppermint flavor to the cake by making it more interesting!
- Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Line up a 12-cup muffin pan and put the cupcake liners into it.
- Whisk the dry ingredients such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and set the mixture aside.
- Now, beat the butter on a stand mixer by maintaining the beater speed at high until it is creamy and scrape down the cream from the sides of the bowl.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extracts beat them on the medium speed until they are combined, then beat them again in the sour cream.
- Combine the dry ingredient mixture with this by mixing at a low speed. Maintain the same speed and add milk to the incorporated mixture. Whisk it manually to avoid the lumps being formed. The batter should be thick at this point.
- Spoon the batter into the liners and to avoid spilling, fill up to the 2/3rd of the liners. Bake them for 19-20 minutes.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool before you frost them.
- Melt the white chocolate in the double-boiling method. Whisk the melted chocolate along with sugar, vanilla essence, and heavy cream.
- Frost the cooled cupcakes in your desired way. Make sure you obtain the swirl after the frosting. Decorate the swirling with sparkling sugar if you want.
Head Start: Mix different frosting colors such as green, red, blue alternatively for every frosting. This way, the swirling look different for each cupcake.
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8. Bagel Breakfast Casserole
Bagel Breakfast Casserole is the perfect breakfast you need, period. This multi-purpose breakfast deserves a mention in the list of breakfast pastries for its significant making. This dish combines everything related to breakfast such as eggs, bagels, cheese, cream, and all the vegetables you want in it. This bagel casserole is an ultimate crowd-pleasing delicacy. You can include the leftover bagels which is the prime ingredient of the recipe. The dish has a definite texture, unlike the egg and ham casseroles you usually make. You can assemble the casseroles late in the night or early in the morning – it is flexible in any way you want it to be.
- Preheat the microwave oven at 375 degrees. Grease the loaf or baking pan with melted, clarified butter.
- Carefully layer the finely chopped tomatoes, bagel pieces, and bacon into the dish. Whisk eggs, cheese, milk, salt, ground mustard in a large bowl. Pour the mixture evenly on the bagel mixture.
- Top the mixture evenly with cream cheese, bagel seasoning, and pat the dish for even and plain texture.
- Bake the assembled mixture for 40-50 minutes until the center is baked completely and the edges attain the golden-brown color.
Points To Remember
- Assemble the casserole and cover it using a cling wrap and refrigerate it for a day before you bake it.
- Use slightly stale bagel strips so that they don’t sog during the preparation. Cut the bagels into strips a day before.
- Use your favorite cheese in the dish. You can combine the cheese for a unique and different experience.
- Always add mustard and other spices in dishes like bagel casserole. It is important to add spices in the dish.
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9. Cookies & Cream Brownies
The article about pastries is incomplete without the brownies and bars. This layered brownie has 4 layers of chocolate, cream, and cookies with a topping of chocolate ganache mixed with whipped cream. This delicacy is an ideal snack for casual evenings. If you have an irresistible knack for oreo cookies, chocolate and brownies then you are about to get lucky. This brownie delicacy is so thick with the chocolate ganache flowing down the indulgent layers give a run for the tastebuds and to the dopamine as well.
- Preheat the microwave oven at 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of the baking pan with the melted, unsalted butter.
- Prepare the brownie batter by whisking the dry ingredients such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Keep the mixture aside.
- Now, mix the ingredients like butter, cocoa powder, and sugar powder to form a lump-less batter by keeping the speed of the beater high.
- Then, mix the dry and wet ingredient mixture by using a beater with a medium-high speed and manually whisk of there are any lumps visible.
- Now comes the interesting part, pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Pat the pan for an even texture.
- Press the store-bought Oreo cookies into the batter by distributing them equally in rows and columns. If you want 20 Oreos, then distribute it in a 5×4 manner.
- Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for 30-33 minutes. Check for moist crumbs for every 2 minutes. If you don’t find any, you are good to go.
- Shift the baked brownies onto a wire rack for cooling it. Transfer the cooled brownies onto a flat surface without removing the parchment paper.
- Prepare the chocolate ganache by whisking the powdered sugar, melted chocolate, and whipped cream. Now, spread it over the brownies evenly to avoid any lumps on the surface.
- Cut the brownies into equal pieces and devour them! You can store the remaining ones at room temperature.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What are the different types of pastries?
A. The universe of cakes and pastries is very vast and diverse. Almost every pastry you eat is very rich in taste and look. But, for clarity and confirmation, these are divided into the below-mentioned categories.
- Shortcut Pastry: The most versatile pastries fall under this category. Delicacies such as sweet pies, tarts, flans are the best examples.
- Puff Pastry: This type of pastries follows the “flaked pastries” method which involves trapping the air between the layers to give it a light, crispy, and flimsy touch. Regarded as the most professional pastry method is very time-consuming but worth the wait. The best examples are cream horns or small ice cakes filled with jam.
- Flaky Pastry: These types of pastries are used as crusts for jam puffs, sausage rolls, savory pies, and Eccles cakes. Flaky pastries taste best when made under cool conditions. These types of pastries must be chilled so that content should not be melted.
- Rough Puff Pastry: This type of pastry is a mix of puff and flaky pastries. It has the lightness of the flaky pastry and it is easier than puff pastry to prepare. This type of method is ideal for savory pies, puffs, tarts, pies, and pie crusts.
- Choux Pastry: Choux pastries are very lightweight and are mostly used in preparing cream buns, eclairs, and profiteroles.
These are some of the widely used pastry techniques around the world.
2. What dessert goes well with coffee?
A. Coffee and dessert pairings are also important as it gives the correct blend of both. Choose wrong, you will regret the combination for the whole day. Don’t overthink this trivial matter, it is very easy to pair your brewing caffeine drink with a light-hearted pastry. Follow the basic rules and you will be good to go.
- Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Pairing your coffee with a chocolate dessert is never a wrong decision. The flavors of caffeine and cocoa blend pretty well. Even the food giants like Subway and Starbucks recommend this combination. Serve it with the light roast coffee.
- Chocolate-Dipped Sesame Cookies: Tastes best when served with dark roast coffee. If you are looking for a slightly dark sided pair for the coffee then this is for you. A dip in the dark chocolate syrup and sesame seeds sprinkled on top, this dish tastes best even if you eat it solo.
3. Are cookies pastries?
A. Most pastries are made by rolling the dough and are used as crusts for many products. The dry ingredients include flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a little bit of salt. Pastries are generally soft and light in nature and are mostly sweet. Whereas cookies are hard and crispy and contain other ingredients such as oats, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. In the UK the cookies are even called biscuits. Cookies are produced in factories in large quantities whereas pastries are mostly homemade. Cookies can stay right for more days and pastries must be consumed within a day or two. Cookies can be molded in any shape you want. Pastries mostly come in round and square shapes.
4. What is the oldest cookie?
A. Pizzelle are the oldest cookies which hail from Italy. They are accidentally prepared during “Festival of Snakes” and have inspired cookies all around the world.
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