François Payard

Raspberry Macarons
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These are among the simplest macarons, made with only sugar, almond flour, egg whites and red food coloring—and a filling of raspberry jam. More French Desserts More Cookie Recipes
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Potato Gnocchi
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François Payard's exquisite gnocchi are delicious in Parmesan broth, but they're equally good with a simple tomato sauce—just the way his grandmother used to serve them. This recipe makes enough gnocchi for Payard's phyllo-topped dish for 4, with plenty leftover to try 4 first-course or 2 main-course servings of his grandmother's version.Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips
Passion Fruit Macarons
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Tangy-sweet and a beautiful bright yellow, these macarons have a creamy buttercream filling made with passion fruit puree and melted white chocolate. More French Desserts More Cookie Recipes
Chocolate Soufflé Symphony
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This recipe offers an amazing range of textures and temperatures—individual warm chocolate soufflés topped with fudgy ice-cold chocolate sorbet and thin, crisp chocolate cookie strands. The soufflés and the sorbet would also be delicious served solo.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
Chocolate Spaghetti
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The leftover batter can be baked in whatever shape you like, such as ribbons or tuiles.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
Chocolate Macarons
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These sandwich cookies get plenty of rich chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and an intense ganache filling. More Cookie Recipes Dessert Tips from F&W Editors
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The winning Italian combination of chocolate, mascarpone and coffee in tiramisù inspired this silky tart from French-born François Payard of Manhattan's Payard Patisserie & Bistro. An Italian pastry chef taught Payard that mascarpone can be whipped like cream. Another revelation: "The Italians use mascarpone the way the French use butter." Here, Payard pays homage to Italian ingredients, but with his ever-present French technique.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
Chocolate Macarons
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These sandwich cookies get plenty of rich chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and an intense ganache filling. More Cookie Recipes Dessert Tips from F&W Editors
The winning Italian combination of chocolate, mascarpone and coffee in tiramisù inspired this silky tart from French-born François Payard of Manhattan's Payard Patisserie & Bistro. An Italian pastry chef taught Payard that mascarpone can be whipped like cream. Another revelation: "The Italians use mascarpone the way the French use butter." Here, Payard pays homage to Italian ingredients, but with his ever-present French technique.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips