Recipes from Baklava to Tarte Tatin

Baklava to Tarte Tatin Cookbook

Bernard Laurance’s passion for food has sent him around the globe in pursuit of authentic dessert recipes from the world’s great culinary traditions. Sample a Portuguese pastéis de nata, indulge in a creamy slice of New York cheesecake, taste a Japanese mochi, or try an Italian hazelnut-almond-chocolate baci di dama. French food blogging sensation Bernard Laurance takes the reader on an international culinary tour via 110 expertly tested recipes for authentic world desserts. A self-described recipe decoder, Bernard is passionate about unlocking and sharing the secrets behind the world’s favorite desserts. The dishes are organized by geographic region, and Bernard introduces each dessert, offering context about its origins or a personal anecdote relaying his quest for the quintessential recipe. His easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—that he has tested and retested until he achieved perfection—are accompanied by lavish photographs; together they offer achievable inspiration for successful dessert-making at home.

A round flourless almond cake on a wooden baking paddle with almonds scattered around it

Flourless Almond Cake

A French classic crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through. Perfect for Passover.

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