These chocolate and rum buttercream creatures are known as Igels in Austria, where these edible versions bring a bit of whimsy to the everyday.
Just like a chocolate kiss, sorta, except they’re ethereally airy with a slight shortbread crunch. Definitely still chocolatey, though.
These subtly sweet stone fruit tarts are perfectly appropriate for either breakfast or dessert or—because we know what you’re thinking—both.
Buttery, cake-y, crisp at the edges, and with a slight lilt of lemon, this cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust.
Each bite of this apple pie brings you a sweetly savory jolt thanks to a smattering of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese baked into the crust.
This French classic exhibits all the custardy creaminess you’d expect. Typically made with cherries but quite nice with other stone fruits, evidenced here.
For this roly-poly, fresh blackberries are rolled up jelly-roll style in a milk pastry. A zingy sliced-lemon sauce is serve on the plate as a perfect companion.
With its dark, dark chocolate and its indulgent amount of espresso, this incredibly moist mocha creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.
Layers of vanilla cake alternate with a coconut filling and the whole thing is slathered with a fluffy white icing. Crowning touch: A coating of coconut on top.
These buttery little cakes have as tiaras slices of fresh nectarines, though truth be told apricots or peaches would work just as well.
A creamy custard riddled with flakes of sweet coconut. That’s what pasteis de coco, from the Azores, Portugal, are all about.
Not your nonna’s tiramsu, this sigh-inducing stack of goodness relies on made-from-scratch chocolate cake drenched in coffee and smothered in mascarpone and cocoa.
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