About Emily Luchetti

Emily Luchetti

Emily Luchetti is the executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar in San Francisco and the author of five cookbooks, including her most recent title, The Fearless Baker. She won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in 2004.

Basic White Cake

Basic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “basic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.”

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Banana Napoleons with Warm Caramel Walnut Sauce Recipe

Banana Napoleons with Warm Caramel Walnut Sauce

Squares of homemade puff pastry (or store-bought if you want to save time), sandwich sliced bananas and a rich walnut caramel sauce. Whip creams sits on top.

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Chocolate-Filled Phyllo Triangles Recipe

Chocolate-Filled Phyllo Triangles

These triangles are like a crunchy pain au chocolat, with phyllo replacing the yeasted dough. Dab a little raspberry jam on top of the chocolate before folding.

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Chocolate French Silk Cake Recipe

Chocolate French Mousse Cake

This fudge-like mousse cake pushes the opulence barometer right to the edge. A cinnamon nut crust holds a 1 1/2 pounds of bittersweet chocolate mousse.

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Milk Chocolate-Wafer and Chai-Ice Cream Dots Recipe

Milk Chocolate-Wafer and Chai-Ice Cream Dots

A frozen version of your favorite chai drink. It’s flavored with black tea, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. On top and bottom are discs of chocolate.

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Brown Sugar–Ice Cream Chocolate Roulade Recipe

Brown Sugar–Ice Cream Chocolate Roulade

Brown-sugar ice cream is spiraled between a bittersweet chocolate cake like a jelly roll. Ladled on top is a sumptuous coffee-caramel sauce.

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Lemon-Ginger Angel Food and Raspberry-Sorbet Cake Recipe

Lemon-Ginger Angel Food and Raspberry-Sorbet Cake

Homemade frozen raspberry sorbet and whipped cream are layered between the lemon and ginger flavored angel food cake halves. Top with fresh raspberries.

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Espresso Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Espresso Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache and White Chocolate Frosting

Decadent is the only way to describe these cupcakes. The rich, mocha cake is filled with even richer chocolate cream, then topped with white chocolate frosting.

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Raspberry-Honey Cream Tartlets Recipe

Raspberry-Honey Cream Tartlets

Ruby red raspberries perch atop a mascarpone whipped cream filling, which is nestled in crumbly, buttery tart shells.

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Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Nutella sandwiched between hazelnut shortbread cookies. Goodness to the second degree.

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