Have yourself a merry little Diwali or, as we like to think of it, a festival of ridiculous amounts of fried dough marvelousness.
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.
Slices of sponge cake are dipped in a sugar syrup, drizzled with a custard sauce, and sprinkled with cinnamon in this Portuguese Christmas tradition.
Sonhos–Portuguese for “dreams”–is the apt name for Portugal’s dreamy doughnuts that are as easy to make as they are to eat.
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.
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