About Gale Gand

Gale Gand

Gale Gand is the founding pastry chef and a partner at Chicago’s celebrated Tru restaurant, where she has won numerous James Beard Awards for her work. She’s also the author of more than half a dozen cookbooks, including her most recent title, Gale Gand’s Lunch!. She was also the host of Sweet Dreams, the daily baking show on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. @chefgalegand

Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.

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Cream Puffs with Pearl Sugar

Chouquettes ~ Cream Puffs with Pearl Sugar

These cream puffs, called chouquettes, are infused with orange-flower water and freckled with sugar. Serve them as an after-school snack, as the do in France.

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A pile of ricotta-sweet potato beignets dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate.

Ricotta-Sweet Potato Beignets

These doughnuts have a wonderful crisp gold-brown crust and tender insides, like a dessert version of hush puppies.

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