Grace’s Sweet Life by Grace Massa Langlois

I’ve never met a cannoli that I didn’t like. Or a panna cotta. Or a scoop of gelato. Let’s just say that it would take a stronger person than myself to resist the lure of a fine Italian cake or pastry. Grace Massa Langlois is a lady after my own heart, and her dedication to all things sweet and good have led to this delightful cookbook of classic Italian desserts.

Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Grace Massa Langlois

Who published it: Ulysses Press

Number of recipes: Over 100, covering full recipes as well as recipes for sauces, pastry doughs, and creams

Recipes for right now: Orange Cake, Abruzzo Sweet Cheesecake, Cannoli Cupcakes, Soft Amaretti Cookies, Italian Honey Balls, Panna Cotta with Raspberry Jelly, Lemon Sorbet

Other highlights: I love the breadth of desserts covered in this book. There’s everything from classic tortes suitable for a wedding shower to small sweet bites we can bring to a picnic or potluck party. 

I also really appreciate how Grace doesn’t dumb anything down or skimp on the steps, all while making these potentially tricky desserts feel completely approachable. Be prepared to get out your piping bag and practice your pastry skills!

Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who loves making classic cakes and pastries

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Grace’s Sweet Life by Grace Massa Langlois

Visit the author’s website: La Mia Vita Dolce

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