What’s better than sleeping in on a weekend morning and waking up to the smell of warm, buttery, citrusy buns just coming out of the oven?

Nothing! That’s what … nothing’s better than that!

If you agree with me then I have the buns for you: Saveur‘s Sweet Orange Buns.


To me, this is the perfect weekend recipe. You mix it all up the night before, leave it in the fridge to rise overnight, and then bake it off in the morning once you’ve woken up and are ready to leave the comfort of bed.

Many times, with yeasted doughs, it feels like you’re a slave to the dough. This dough waits for you, not the other way around.

I could wax poetic for many more paragraphs but I won’t. Just try these buns. Enough said.


This is my entry for this week’s Magazine Mondays – the little non-event I created a few years back to help tame those food magazine piles everywhere. (Seriously? Where do all these magazines come from?!)

Here’s who joins me this week:

Sweet Liliana from My Cookbook Addiction made Apple Charlottes from Fine Cooking.

Poppy of Poppy’s Patisserie made Chocolate Muffins and Chocolate Custard from BBC Good Food magazine.

Melissa from Baking Makes Things Better made a Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart.

Ranjani of Four Seasons of Food made Bloody Mary Tomato Salad from Bon Appétit.

Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor made Shrimp and Saffron Rice from Real Simple.


Have a great week, everyone!