The best part of eating a cinnamon roll is the process of slowly teasing apart its tightly curled form, exposing the soft white interiors before biting off the best bite -- the almost under-baked center. It's mesmerizing how these simple things, made from a foundation of plain flour, can have such beautiful lines and swirls.
Although some processes -- rolling, braiding, twisting -- can take some time, it's worth it when you get to see and enjoy the finished product. Get your hands messy. Marvel at the little pieces of edible art you've just created...then take a bite.
Here are 10 recipes that look as good as they taste:
Orange Scented Olive Oil Sticky Buns by fiveandspice
Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Rugelach by MrsWheelbarrow
Cherry-Almond Danish by Amanda Hesser
Homemade Croissants by Yossy Arefi
Danish Kringle by hardlikearmour
Scallion Pancake Challah by molly yeh
Cinnamon Scone Bread by mrslarkin
Original Viennese Apple Strudel (Apfelstrudel) by Ursula | LilVienna.com
Chocolate Babka by Yossy Arefi
Joan Nathan's Chosen Challah by Joan Nathan
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