Roasting the peaches for this sherbet will intensify their flavor and sweetness.
The combination of lime zest and crushed red pepper flakes on watermelon is really lovely, but you can try other flavor combinations like brown sugar, lime and cumin, or nothing at all. Be sure to slice the watermelon into wedges - large round steaks will likely fall apart when you try to flip them.
While mint is probably the most kid-friendly, you can try using basil or tarragon instead. When the pops are frozen, they will seem less sweet than when you’re preparing the puree, so keep that in mind when you’re adding sugar to the mixture.
Have one for breakfast, dessert or a snack - these muffins are packed with fruit and enough chocolate to make them feel indulgent. The muffins are made with oat and whole wheat flours, just a touch of brown sugar, and without dairy or eggs. They bake up perfectly light and moist.
This is the kind of tart that you might see at a fancy European pastry shop - it’s definitely a special way to treat yourself to summer cherries.
Summer’s tastiest blueberries are elevated with an out-of-the-ordinary whipped cream.
If you haven’t got an ice cream maker, don’t let that stop you from making ice cream! This recipe calls for just three ingredients, and you’ll have delicious, creamy ice cream using only a blender.
Serve this crumble with ice cream or whipped cream for dessert, or on its own or with yogurt for breakfast. Two types of ginger appear in both the crumble topping and the rhubarb filling, and the combination of sweet, tart and lightly spicy is unexpected and hard to resist. The butter is easily substituted with margarine if you’d prefer a vegan crumble.
Spring has arrived, and with it rhubarb and strawberries! This almond cake with a sweet marzipan base is complemented beautifully by a simple, tart compote. For Passover, simply substitute the flour with finely-ground matzo meal.
Kulfi is a type of Indian ice cream. This is packed with mangoes, and doesn’t require an ice cream machine. Try the recipe as written, or fold in some chopped pistachios before it goes in the freezer.
A couple of tips: full-fat coconut milk is a must here, and to keep the coconut cream bright white, use regular white sugar.
With a pronounced berry finish balanced by a bitter undercurrent, blood oranges are a wonderful ingredient in baked goods. This easy pound cake is topped with a pink-flecked glaze that helps to keep it moist.
For a decadent dessert that everyone will enjoy, try these chocolate peanut butter bars.
Fresh rosemary is an unexpected ingredient in desserts, and it adds a warm, complex note in this simple and straightforward grapefruit cake. Use the nicest olive oil you can.
Rio Star grapefruits are at their peak now, so this is the best time to tuck into this liqueur-infused frosty treat. The Campari helps the sorbet stay scoopable, but if you want to substitute it with orange juice (or grapefruit juice), or omit it entirely, that is fine.
Honey Bee Bars are a staple at the Willy Street Co-op, and a longtime customer favorite. Now you can make them at home -- this recipe couldn't be easier.
This English pudding is dark, tender, and quite tart. Served with liberal amounts of sweet, buttery, vanilla “hard sauce” (actually a misnomer, since the sauce is liquid and warm), this dessert could easily become a holiday tradition.
This recipe is surprisingly easy, using only a mixing bowl, whisk and baking dish, and results in a stunning dessert that’s a cross between a custard and a Dutch baby.
Here's a recipe for one of the Co-op's most popular baked goods, so you can make it at home!
This delicious, towering layer cake is actually refined sugar- and dairy-free, and is made with whole grains. If super sweet desserts aren’t your thing, this is the kind of cake to make you wish you had a fall birthday (unless you're lucky enough to have one). (Don't be totally put off by the preparation time -- this includes four hours while the coconut milk is chilling, plus the the time for the cake to cool before frosting!)
This is a simple and casual dessert that would be as nice for company as it would after a weeknight dinner. It’s very easily doubled (or tripled).
No ice cream maker needed for this sorbet!
You'll want to serve this for dessert all summer.
This crumble is made with not too much sugar, so the sweet-tart plums can take center stage. Serve for dessert on its own, or with some melty vanilla ice cream. It also doubles as a lovely breakfast.
This super easy topping is excellent on anything from fruit pie to cobbler to pound cake.
Thanks to spelt flour, almond meal, and ground coconut, this cake has an intensely flavorful and delicate crumb, and the tender apricots in it are plentiful. It’s well worth turning the oven on, and would be welcome at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
These sweet grilled apricots topped with almond-flavored whipped cream are a perfect way to end a summer meal.
In this icebox cake, whipped cream is enhanced with cream cheese and cream of coconut, and layered with graham crackers and lots and lots of mango, then topped with toasted coconut flakes.
This cake is very very easy to make. If you don't want quite as much "ducky" flavor, substitute the duck fat with butter. If you don't like rosemary, omit it altogether, or use lemon verbena, sage, or winter savory instead. For a sweeter cake, increase the sugar to a full cup. Served with whipped cream and fresh fruit, this is a dessert that's sure to please.
With layers of flakey dough, a filling of lemon-poppyseed-sugar with a hint of vanilla, and a bright purpley-pink glaze, these buns are well worth the effort of working with yeasted dough. This recipe is a much-speeded-up shortcut of the typical lamination process - it’s still somewhat complicated, but nowhere near as time-consuming as it usually is.
These delicate and golden cupcakes are topped with an elegant, glossy citrus icing.
This cookie couldn't be any easier to make and are great as is for snacking on and dunking in milk, but are easy to change up as well (dip in chocolate, add lemon extract and poppy seeds, dust in cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar...).
This is a thick, rich pudding, similar to tapioca, but is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. Ripe mango adds enough sweetness that you can even skip the agave nectar if you'd like. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants.
Many of us find ourselves short on time during the holidays with places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare a dessert that looks fancy but takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these easy coconut cookies.
Many of us find ourselves a bit short on time during the holidays. Places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare something fancy that takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these yummy, simply addictive, chocolate-covered almonds.
These hand pies are a perfect use for the first local apples of the season. You’ll have extra caramel sauce left after making these: nice for spooning over ice cream (or eating out of the jar!).
This is a relatively traditional strudel recipe, delicious as is, but it lends itself to improvisation. For best results, make the apple filling the day before.
A good friend of mine gave me a green tomato pie recipe a few years ago to deal with a season of tomato blight. I've adapted this surprising and tasty dessert to make it totally local.
Have this cake for dessert or for a very special snack with tea.
This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.
Here’s a delicious way to serve rhubarb if you’re not interested in pie. Served warm, it’s incredible served with crème fraîche, whipped cream, or ice cream.
This is an easy tea cake to whip up, and turns out fragrant with citrus and sticky with marmalade.
Deliciously flavored with grapefruit, this cake is light and springy. Nice for a sweet breakfast, or of course, for dessert.
These rosy-hued muffins flecked with dark poppy seeds are great in the morning on your way out the door. Dairy- and gluten-free, they’ll be a hit with everyone in the house.
Perfectly lemony and lightly sweet, this bread is great with hot coffee for breakfast. A bonus is that it’s gluten-free!
These not-too-sweet, shortbread-style cookies are a great basic cookie to have in your back pocket. Barley or oat flour instead of the rye flour could be interesting here, or if you want something more neutral, regular all-purpose would work too!
A compote made from Satsuma madarins and both pomegranate juice and seeds makes this rich and creamy panna cotta extra-special.
Refreshing, light, and festive, this granita is the perfect way to finish a heavy meal.
This dessert is a cross between a pie and a cake, and is just the thing when you have a hankering for a slice of pumpkin pie.
The hardest part about making these bars might be refraining from eating the vibrant-hued cranberry curd straight from the bowl.
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