Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli by Grace Massa-LangloisGrace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte, Pizzelle, and Struffoli by Grace Massa-Langlois

Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte…

byGrace Massa-Langlois

Paperback | June 12, 2012

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No true Italian meal is complete without a perfectly crafted dessert. From traditional favorites to little-known delights, this book shows how to make eye-popping, mouth-watering, authentic Italian sweets, including:

Amaretti Morbidi
Soft Amaretti Cookies
Italian Waffle Cookies
Bomboloni alla Crema
Italian Cream-Filled Doughnuts
Fiadone Dolce di Ricotta
Abruzzo Sweet Cheesecake
Cannoli Siciliani
Sicilian Cannoli
Italian Honey Balls
Torta Sette Strati
Seven-Layer Cake
Torta Caprese
Flourless Chocolate Torte
Fichi allo Zabaione
Figs with Zabaglione Cream
Panna Cotta con Gelatina
Panna Cotta with Jelly

Even if you're a novice baker, Grace's Sweet Life guides you through the process of creating amazing delights. With illustrative photos and detailed step-by-step instructions for making complex treats in your own kitchen, this easy-to-use book will enable you to enjoy the labor of love that is Italian dessert.
Grace Massa-Langlois lives in London, Canada.
Title:Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Tiramisu, and Panna Cotta to Torte…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.37 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 7.5 × 0.37 inPublished:June 12, 2012Publisher:Ulysses PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1612430244

ISBN - 13:9781612430249

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Italian delight Great selection of deserts for all levels of expertise From throwing together to all day pottering around,
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have! Wow. What an awesome book! All of her recipes are very thorough in their instructions - which is great for amateur bakers like myself - so you can achieve no-fail, gorgeous desserts that look like they were bought at a pattiserie. And, of course, the desserts taste even better than they look. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful When I saw the cover of this book, I was excited at the prospect of a collection of yummy dessert recipes my daughter and I could enjoy making together. It brought back memories of my mom in the kitchen baking for our family. It is filled with delicious recipes and beautiful photos....bringing the desserts to life. Wow! Congratulations on your book and best wishes for many future successes.
Date published: 2012-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Bakers Must Have I am not really a skilled baker everything i try and make looks great but tastes like crap. This book saved me! She makes the recipes so easy to follow with the step by step instructions. It really helped a beginner like me make something sweet and delicious. One of my favorites was the mini blueberry cheesecakes, and I am sure there will be many more.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary Desserts, Absolutely a great book! This book blew me away! The detailed instructions were easy to follow, the photos were awesome and very creative. I highly recommend this book to all cake and pastries lovers! It has so much variety of different desserts to choose from. If you want to impress your dinner guests, you must read this book. I have tried some of her recipes already. The steps are clearly broken down into step by step directions that make it easy for any reader. Its definitely worth it to try these desserts. You won't be disappointed. I tried the Souffle di Nutella which was very delicious. If you like chocolate, this is the dessert to try! And I also highly recommend Celletti for all Italian lovers. This one I enjoyed quite alot, very tasty and goes perfect with a latte or expresso!
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Dessert book...Must read! This is an amazing recipe book, I was really impressed with it. The desserts look so yummy. I tried the Lemon Tarts and they were so delicious. The recipe came out perfect thanks to Grace's expertise. Her step by step instructions were easy to follow. I can't wait to try some more desserts. My friends are asking me where they can buy the book because they were impressed so much. The photographs are amazing and the detailed work is just perfect! I give this book 5 stars!
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a must read...these recipes are delicious! I was so blown away by this recipe book and the amazing desserts that were illustrated in the book. Grace has done a fabulous job with everything and I am definitely excited to try more of her desserts. I have made a few of them already. I have made the Raspberry, Blueberry and Pistachio Almond Crumble, the Mini Lemon Mousse cakes and I just tried the Sweet Pastry Tartlets. All I got to say is "yummy!" My friends at work really enjoyed them and they were so quick to ask for the recipe. Grace's sweet treats are mouth watering, simply delicious and the perfect sweet treat for all to enjoy! I can't wait to try more recipes and show them off to my guests at my parties. Grace makes the recipes seem easy for anyone to try it. Her instructions are awesome, and easy to follow. She's got great tips to help the reader complete the recipes. I look forward to book #2! I have recommended this book to so many of my friends and they can't wait to try these recipes themselves. I can't wait until she opens up a bakery, her desserts will be sold out in a day! Great work Grace and awesome work Liana on the photos! I look forward to reading more of these amazing recipes any much more!
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mouth watering Desserts - Must have cookbook The easy step by step instructions makes following the recipes simple and user friendly. Being of true Italian decent, the recipes are authentic and true to form. Any recipe that is handed down from "Nonna" does require patience but will never disappoint in taste. I have been following Grace's blog from the start and am looking forward to trying more of the recipes that are in this book. Now i'm just waiting for Grace to write a Cookbook that will be as outstanding as this dessert cookbook.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good for Entertaining Italians! I have a stepfamily who is, in no uncertain terms, Italian. Large gatherings of family in our home are commonplace for any and all events, from the most trivial of birthdays and sports team drafts to the all-out Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve (which also happens to correlate with my stepfather’s birthday on the 23rd). Weeknight meals are almost exclusively Italian fare, although not the “spaghetti and meatballs” and “pizza” so much as rigatoni with rapini and oysters, gnocchi with plain tomato sauce and Parmesan and codfish with spicy peppers and potatoes, Sicilian style. Where my stepfamily hits all the right “traditional” notes in their savoury cooking, sweets and desserts (while definitely enjoyed) are almost exclusively store-bought. From cannoli and cakes to tartufo, if it’s a special event you can bet that somebody paid the local Italian bakery a visit. While there is nothing wrong with store-bought pastry once in awhile, homemade desserts are almost exclusively better tasting and better for you. The problem arises when tradition comes into play and the old recipes of your nonna’s are either long gone or so outdated that modern appliances and ingredients don’t apply. Enter Grace Massa Langois, with her book Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Biscotti, and Tiramisu to Torte, Tartufi, and Struffoli. The book’s mission is really to build on the passionate blog started by Massa Langois and make those classical Italian treats more approachable for the common cook – and as long as you have the courage of a lion, no dietary restrictions and a large group to feed, it is successful. Full review:
Date published: 2012-07-08

Editorial Reviews

"Grace Massa Langlois is a lady after my own heart....I appreciate how Grace doesn't dumb anything down or skimp on the steps, all while making these potentially tricky desserts feel completely approachable." —The