"These flaky, buttery croissants are worth every minute they take to make."—Natalie P.
Sara's Piece Montée
"This piece montée is a showstopper dessert that's perfect for a celebration. Perfectly puffed choux pastry is filled with coconut pastry cream and then dipped in dark chocolate for a decadent dessert that will definitely transport you to France!"—Sara C.
"Chouquettes are one of my husband's favourite snacks that are found in bakeries throughout France. They are essentially cream puffs (or profiteroles) without the filling; instead, they are topped with large sugar crystals to provide extra texture and sweetness. They are very light and bite-sized, making it very easy to eat several without feeling any guilt."—Crystal C.
Shannon's Pistachio Sables
"'Sable' is French for "sand," and it's an excellent way to describe these delicate, crumbly cookies. My pistachio sables have a buttery texture, almost like shortbread, but lighter. I pack this version with chopped pistachios for added crunch and flavor."—Shannon N.
Erica's Creme Brulee French Toast
"This recipe was inspired by a chain of events that began with a trip to Montreal, which led to a blog post, which led to my first dinner invitation from one of my readers. A stranger-than-fiction relationship blossomed from there. After the break-up, I consoled myself with this baked French Toast and posted the recipe online. The man in question requested a reunion shortly after the post went live. Dare I say the culinary voodoo did its magic?"—Erica R.
"I adore crepes. Whisper-thin handmade crêpes enveloped in delicious goodness, kissed with vanilla sweetness, and crowned with confectioners sugar. What's there not to love? I made two kinds: Orange Crepes with Chocolate Ganache & Red Velvet Crepes filled with Macarpone Cheese & Raspberry Jam."—Rashmi P.
Claire's Gateau Basque
"This is a ridiculously tasty cake that's like a giant tender butter cookie or jam tart. Filled with black currant jam, quince jelly, and dark chocolate-covered tart cherries."—Claire A.
Miranda's Orange Sablés
"A touch of orange perks up these sublime sablés."—Miranda L.
"These are basic french macarons with a dark chocolate ganache filling. This is a standard recipe, and infinitely adaptable with fillings and flavors."—Posie H.