Everybody in France seems to eat croissants daily, especially pain au chocolat.
This version of the traditional French Christmas cake is filled with coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate ganache. See How to Roll and Decorate A Bûche de Noël for illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Drenched in sherry and kirsch, this holiday dessert features layer upon layer of ginger cake, custard, berries, chocolate, and cream. It's a showstopper.
This cake uses chocolate four ways: ganache (chocolate cream frosting), chocolate cake layers, shavings, and cocoa.
These chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies are filled with a luscious mixture of pistachios and almond paste.
This heavenly dessert is made with meringues and candied chestnuts.
Of all the delights that grace the French Christmas table, probably nothing inspires more childlike joy than this dessert.
This flourless chocolate cake, Heatter's most popular recipe ever, is rich, moist, and surprisingly light.
Baking ideas, like the one for this variation on Craig Claiborne's basic cheesecake showcase Maida Heatter's creativity.