The French, along with pastry legends from countries like Austria, Italy and Hungary, have been leaders in creating, perfecting, serving and eating fancy desserts and pastries for centuries.
France’s Macarons are fancified sandwich cookies baked with ingredients like egg whites, sugar and almond flour.
Despite a name that literally translates to thousand sheets, this French pastry typically has three pastry layers plus two more with cream.
While some Soufflé recipes feature savory ingredients like cheese, dessert Soufflés often have sauces made with chocolate, vanilla and even Grand Marnier liqueur.
The only required ingredients in this French dessert are butter, eggs, salt, sugar and, of course, chocolate.