Sweet tooths rejoice, Williams-Sonoma’s new cookbook, Dessert of the Day (2013 Weldon Owen) is full of daily inspiration. Author Kim Laidlaw divides the book into 12 chapters for each month of the year. Whether it’s a summer backyard get-together or a holiday gathering, there’s a dessert for every day. Choose from quick-and-easy sorbets and mix-and-bake cookies to elaborate cakes and latticed tarts. Each recipe is accompanied with a note offering baking tips, advice on substituting ingredients, and ideas for garnishes. With 365 recipes you’ll never be stumped on what will be the sweet finish to an everyday meal or special occasion.
To satisfy cravings, try Coconut, Almond & Chocolate Bars. For a more elegant treat, try Laidlaw’s Apple Frangipane Tart or Fresh Goat Cheese & Lemon Curd Cheesecake.