Look at the cover! It's so beautiful!
The book is a big, heavy hardback that just feels like it's special.
Inside, there are recipe for cakes, cookies, crepes, mousses, tarts, truffles. Yep...ooo-la-la, for sure.
You know what I love about French desserts, and I think this book captures it so well, is that French desserts look homey. Not homeLY....homey. There's even a chapter called "Homey Cakes." Many of the cakes in the book are made in loaf pans or mini muffin tins. See what I mean? Homey. ♥
Here are a few pictures from the inside...
I did make the Plenty of Pears Salted Caramel Cake, also known as an invisible cake (!), but I didn't read the instructions well and made it in the wrong size pan. Oops!
I made it again, but ran out of pears and made a combination pear-apple cake. I won't be sharing the recipe since that's not how the author intended it, but it was GOOD! I ate it for dinner last night. ;) (Don't you love being an adult?)
French Desserts by Hillary Davis.
You probably want to make a spot for it in your kitchen.