Try buttering pans for muffins, quick breads, and brownies, then dusting the pans with sugar to create a browned, crunchy crust. “I love the sweet crustiness it gives a slice of quick bread,” says fern, who adds that cinnamon sugar also works well when it complements the flavor of your recipe; she likes it with banana bread. heypielady likes the textural contrast between the crust and the cakey interior of breads, and says the sugar doesn’t burn or make the baked goods too sweet.

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