Chef John's Cuban Sandwich
A classic sandwich with two kinds of pork and Swiss cheese on crusty bread.
Easy English Muffins
This English muffin was inspired by one served at the Model Bakery, in Napa, CA. Theirs are fried in clarified butter. I didn't actually use their recipe, since I wanted to experiment with a simpler, faster method; but if it makes you feel any better, I did cook them in clarified butter.
Sweet Potato Buns
Not only does adding sweet potatoes to a burger bun make it more nutritious, delicious, and significantly more beautiful, but it also presents the perfect opportunity to get past your flour-amount phobia, and finally be able to make dough by feel. These are the perfect taste, texture, and appearance for a hamburger bun.
I think many people will be surprised at just how simple these homemade rolls are. Besides the super obvious reasons why these are better than the ones from the supermarket, you can make them the exact size and shape you want.
San Francisco Style Bagels
I accidentally stumbled upon a method for making bagels that were structurally and texturally superior, I decided to take advantage of that fact, and the San Francisco-style bagel was born.