The Pastry You Should Eat, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Are you more of a classic French cruller? Or a sweet and sugary scone? Let astrology decide.
Whether you need a pick-me-up on a dreary Monday morning or you're looking to be the hero at the office, nothing turns the mood around like an assortment of delicious pastries. But between all the different flavors, textures, fillings, and toppings, choosing a sweet treat can be tricky. Luckily, there's an easy way to discern your tastes, and it's written in the stars. We've called in Best Life's resident astrologer to share the pastry you should eat, based on your zodiac sign. Keep reading to find out if you're more of a sweet and savory sticky bun or a tried-and-true coffee cake. We'll even share some favorite recipe recommendations.
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Lauren Ash is a professional astrologer, writer, and artist. She writes horoscopes for USA TODAY and pens columns for Best Life, InStyle, StyleCaster, Mane Addicts, and Reader's Digest, among others. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.
Aries: Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake
Aries are the feisty and fiery adventurers of the zodiac. You have a zest for life, and you're not one to shy away from trying new things. Because you lead an active lifestyle, you like food that is quick to whip together and easy to take on the go. And when it comes to flavor, you love anything warm and spicy with a hint of sweetness.
That's why your perfect pastry match is the classic coffee cake. We like this recipe for its delicious blend of spices, easy-to-follow instructions, and yummy streusel topping.
Taurus: Almond Croissant
Tauruses are known for having great taste. That's because you're ruled by dreamy and romantic Venus, the planet of pleasure and indulgence. You like to keep your standards high when seeking out new experiences, especially when it comes to food. Flavor-wise, you gravitate toward rich and decadent desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth.
That's why you should try these almond croissants. They have that perfect flakey golden crust you're after, as well as a luscious almond cream filling.
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Gemini: Peach Cardamom Scones
Geminis are unpredictable. Your tastes change from day to day, which is why you're never afraid to try something new. In fact, you find that the best moments in life happen when you're not planning them, whether that's discovering a new recipe or meeting a new friend at one of your many social engagements.
That's why we think scones are the perfect pastry. Though they're usually sweet, they also take well to savory flavors. So, we suggest starting with this recipe for peach cardamom scones—you'll get the best of both worlds!
Cancer: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Cancers are the zodiac's homebodies. As natural nurturers, you know how to create a cozy environment everywhere you go. And all the love and care you have for others gets directly infused into your cooking.
So, the best pastry for you matches your personality in sweetness and is easy to share with others. That's why we think this recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins will do just the trick. Made with fresh lemon juice and topped with a homemade glaze, these muffins are sure to be a hit with everyone from a friend in need to a family member celebrating a milestone.
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Leo: Cherry Turnovers
Leos like to do everything big, bold, and flashy. You make no apologies for being extravagant and over-the-top, and your taste in food is no exception. Yes, you like comforting flavors, but you also want them to be luxurious. And since you love to show off, you don't mind a recipe that's a bit of a challenge.
That's why we recommend these sweet cherry turnovers for impressing your crew. Bonus points if you serve them à la mode.
Virgo: Zucchini Bread
Virgos are the practical perfectionists of the zodiac, and you have the elevated taste levels to match. Nothing gets past your keen eye for the details, which means you can be picky. You're so good at nailing the subtleties in cooking, in fact, that you can see potential in even the most "dull" dishes.
Try taking some inspiration from this exciting spin on zucchini bread. Made with toasted walnuts and a salted caramel drizzle, it'll definitely take some concentration to pull off. Plus, you'll love that it has a healthy base.
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Libra: Vanilla Dutch Baby
Libras are always looking to have a good time. Ruled by Venus, the planet of pleasure and indulgence, you don't mind splurging if it means getting the best. So, you prefer pastries with a nice balance of flavor that leave you wanting to lick the plate clean.
That's why we think you'll fall in love with this vanilla Dutch baby recipe. This puffed pancake has a delicious custard-like texture and crispy croissant-like edges for a nice crunch. Plus, it pairs perfectly with your favorite piece of fruit or a heavy drizzle of maple syrup. (Or both!)
Scorpio: Fruit Kolaches
Scorpios have an intense and sensual aura. As a water sign, you're very emotional, but you rarely let people see your soft side, instead putting on a tough and mysterious facade. This is why you tend to gravitate toward desserts with rich, complex flavors and hidden surprises.
Luckily, these kolache recipes have what it takes to meet your standards. Whether you're looking for a classic strawberry jam kolache or you want to snack on something savory, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in these traditional Czech pastries.
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Sagittarius: Cinnamon Apple Babka
Sagittarians are energetic and outgoing people who love to learn. Life is full of new experiences, and you're on a mission to try them all. This is part of what makes you such an adventurous eater and skilled chef—and why you're not afraid to tackle a complicated pastry recipe like babka.
This sweet braided bread might look innocent, but it requires a very special technique to pull off. Try starting with this cinnamon apple babka recipe and work your way up to more complex culinary concoctions.
Capricorn: French Crullers
Capricorns tend to be very particular. You're not a risk-taker and, more often than not, you stick to what you know. And because you're so traditional, you love homemade food and classic recipes, so you're looking for a pastry with simple ingredients and rich flavors.
That's why we think you'll enjoy learning to make French crullers from scratch. These lighter-than-air donuts are made with pâte à choux and deep-fried to perfection. Finish them off with a drizzle of chocolate, and you'll have a perfect bite every time.
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Aquarius: Plum Galette
Aquarians are more concerned with standing out from the crowd than doing what's trendy. From your taste in fashion to your taste in food, you never go for the obvious choice. And even if you do indulge in something popular, you'll always find a way to put your own spin on it.
This quick and easy plum galette has classic flavors, but it also has an unusual preparation and presentation. Full of delicious fruit and packed with warm spices, this pastry is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Pisces: Pecan Sticky Buns
Flexible and fun-loving, Pisces are very easy to please. As a water sign, you go with the flow and make decisions based on your mood. Still, you have your favorites like everyone else. Whether you're preparing breakfast or reaching for a snack, you prefer sweets—there's no such thing as too much sugar in your mind.
We like how this sticky bun recipe perfectly captures the sweet and nostalgic spirit of Pisces. It's ooey-gooey makeup and rich flavors are ideal for lingering over with a nice hot mug of coffee or tea.