Rise and shine

Make breakfast pastries quickly with a little preparation the night before

Shortcut Jam Danish

Shortcut Jam Danish

James Carrier

There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked pastries on a weekend morning. But you don't have to get up hours before everyone else in order to enjoy warm cherry-chocolate scones, jam-filled Danishes, or tender banana coffee cakes.

With a little preparation the night before ― mixing up an easy yeast dough, blending the ingredients for a simple streusel, or cutting butter into flour for practically instant scone mix ― you'll be surprised at how quickly you can have these homemade treats ready to go into the oven in the morning.

While they bake, you're free to linger over the rituals of making coffee, squeezing fresh orange juice, or relaxing with the Sunday paper as you enjoy the scents coming from the oven.

Recipes:

Brown Sugar-Banana Coffee Cakes

Cherry-Chocolate Scones Shortcut Jam Danish

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