This foolproof sponge cake is from Cook’s Illustrated. Besides being easy to make, it’s filled with a rich lemon filling and dusted with powder sugar.
Certainly you’ve heard the story behind this reputedly $250 recipe. But have you tasted the cookies? That’s what we thought. Let’s remedy that.
These Florentines have a thin nut crust topped with chewy caramel covered with sliced almonds. Drizzled on top of the Florentines is a zigzag of chocolate.
Lacy crepes, French pancakes, are filled with a creamy bittersweet chocolate sauce and topped with toasted coconut curls and softly mounded whipped cream.
Thick, rich, and decadent, this chocolate cake is soft and pudding-like within, cakey without. Think dessert spoon bread.
This updated version of Devil Dogs is chocolate-y, cake-y cookies sandwiching a creamy, vanilla-y filling.
Sugar cookies flavored with vanilla and orange zest are covered with icing and decorated with sanding sugar and silvery dragees for a Christmas-y look.
Shortbread wedge cookies rife with ginger and lemon zest are baked to a lightly golden then topped with a creamy lemon glaze. A perfect tea treat of dessert.
Sour cherries and apples get a kick from orange juice, cardamon, and cherry liqueur then are rolled up in phyllo dough, sometimes called filo, and baked.
Here the classic French custard with a wallop of ginger in addition to vanilla. On top are blackberries in a sweet-tart sauce.
Sliced papaya and mango are coated in a rich caramel sauce then rolled in lacy crepes. The dish is topped with a powered sugar and a sprig of zippy mint.
This eye-popping granita, or ice, is make from strong-brewed espresso. Layered between and dolloped on top is softly whipped cream.
This lighter version of bread pudding uses brioche, has a minty-lemon flavor, and is bursting with deep-purple baked blueberries.
There’s a double whammy of chocolate in these sweet treats: chocolate cookies studded with chunks of chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
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