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31 Epic Dessert and Baking Recipes for When You Need a Project

Epicurious Logo By The Editors of Epicurious of Epicurious | Slide 1 of 32: Sometimes you just need a baking task that'll keep you busy: a cake or bread or tart that requires attention, and might just put you into a calmer, more relaxed state. It's not that these recipes are too difficult for beginners to take on—no need to be intimidated!—but they are all the sort of project that can occupy you for a while. The payoff (a mega-sized homemade candy bar, or a cardamom bun like the one you'd track down in Paris) is just the icing on the cake.

Sometimes you just need a baking task that'll keep you busy: a cake or bread or tart that requires attention, and might just put you into a calmer, more relaxed state. It's not that these recipes are too difficult for beginners to take on—no need to be intimidated!—but they are all the sort of project that can occupy you for a while. The payoff (a mega-sized homemade candy bar, or a cardamom bun like the one you'd track down in Paris) is just the icing on the cake.

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