Recipes from French Desserts

French Desserts Cookbook

Hillary Davis celebrates her favorite French desserts, plus regional specialties with an ode to Italy, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland. Her focus is on creating homey comfort food that French people make for themselves. The book is divided into chapters focusing on specific types of desserts, with recipes for quick fixes and those with longer preparation times. You will find cakes, cookies, tarts, candies, puff pastry, waffles, crepes, and more.

Three orange madeleines in a medeline tin.

Orange Madeleines

Tender, buttery, and enhanced with a subtle citrus lilt. Just as Proust would have wanted. (No madeleine tin? No worries. They’re just as lovely when made in a mini-muffin pan.)

A pile of brown butter financiers baked in mini muffin molds

Brown Butter Financiers

Although the name “financiers” may conjure images of fancy French pastries, these delicate beauties with a velvety crumb couldn’t be easier to make.