Golden caramels — literally, that’s what these are in taste, color, and topping. Decorate each caramel square with a bit of 24-karat gold for a glitter look.
For vanilla ice cream purists, nothing competes with a recipe that relies on just the essentials: milk, sugar, vanilla bean, eggs, and cream.
All meaty pistachios and sweet creaminess, this is true Italian gelato. Don’t mind the drab green color; it’s a sign of authenticity.
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.
Rice pudding is a Portuguese staple. This lighter recipe, which doesn’t call for the traditional use of eggs, is flavored with lemon and dusted with cinnamon.
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.
Sometimes called a volcano cake, this much ballyhooed molten dessert is, quite literally, bursting–or rather, oozing–with chocolate.
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