Satisfy your mom's (and everyone else's) sweet tooth on her special day. Treat her to one -- or more -- of these special desserts.
The key to the marvelously marbleized look of this chocolate-peanut butter tart: a wooden skewer, which is used to swirl warm peanut butter atop chocolate ganache.
Would you be a fool to place ice cream in a 500-degree oven? Not as long as it's bundled up in a thick layer of insulating meringue. The outside caramelizes, turning warm and crisp like a toasted marshmallow; the inside (chocolate cake layered with chocolate ice cream) remains brr-illiantly chilly.
These airy eclairs are simple to make, thanks to choux (cream-puff) pastry, which can be mixed, piped, and frozen ahead, then baked on the day of your Mother's Day dinner or brunch. The ethereal whipped cream inside is infused with fresh vanilla bean. Macerating the strawberries with mint and a bit of sugar heightens the berries' sunny flavor. Artful pastry paper cradles each eclair for a decorative touch.
Take Mom back to her childhood with this delicious recipe for lemony angel-food cake. Ours has the same ethereal texture as the traditional recipe but with a bright burst of lemon flavor, thanks to fresh juice and zest. Fluffy citrus cream frosting and pretty candied-lemon "daffodils" make it even more memorable.
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